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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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