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Day in history for October 17, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mrs. Emma G. Bostwick will give a concert in Rock Island. This lady has the reputation of being one of the best singers in the state. Comment is unnecessary.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island High School football team defeated Columbus Junction yesterday, 52-0.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Tom Seitz and Nonie Moorhusen this morning were crowned LOAndrsquo;T king and queen for MolineAndrsquo;s homecoming festivities, which feature the Moline-Iowa City football game tonight. Tom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ival Seitz, 1825 35th St., and Nonie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Moorhusen, 2401 16th Ave., both of Moline.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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