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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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