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: 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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