Day in history for October 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Rev. N. S. Rice of Chicago delivered an excellent sermon to the young people of Rock Island at the Second Presbyterian Church Sunday.1883 -- 125 years ago: Two horses and a coal wagon crashed into the Milwaukee Depot today. The horses were uninjured, but coal was scattered for blocks around.1908 -- 100 years ago: Davenport will have a new private hospital, costing $50.000 and containing 35 rooms.1933 -- 75 years ago: Juvenile delinquency will be discussed at a dinner meeting of the Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce Nov. 6 at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. The Jaycees now have under consideration a proposal to adopt ways and means of helping delinquent children as one of its activities. 1958 -- 50 years ago: Judging of the Halloween store window painting contest, being sponsored by the Rock Island Hilltop Business Assn., will take place at 9 tomorrow morning. Fifteen schools are participating in the competition and store windows of about 40 members of the hilltop business group have been decorated. The judges are Mrs. Dorothy Arzdorf, Herbert T. Schaefer and Mrs. E. E. Thede, all of Rock Island.1983 -- 25 years ago: The products of talented people have joined the products of nature in the merchandise carried by PlattAndrsquo;s Landscape-Nursery-Garden Center, 2830 38th St., Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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