Day in history for October 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Messre, Lowrey, Thomas Andamp; Co., are now prepared to furnish coal in any quantity to all who may favor them with orders. Their coal is of the best quality.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock River association of the Congregational churches will meet at East Moline beginning tomorrow.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
James Schroeder, king, and Janice Scott, queen, reigned as royalty of the Milan Grade School carnival last night. Mayor Glenn Reid of Milan crowned the two sixth graders at the ceremonies last night. The event was sponsored by the PTA of the school. The all-school event was attended by teachers, students, parents and friends.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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