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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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