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: 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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