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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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