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 estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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