Day in history for October 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
F.H Warren has opened a new book and periodical store in the building opposite the Vermont House on Illinois Street.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Walter A. Rosenfield was elected president of the Rock Island County Republican club at an organization meeting last night.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Grand opening of the new Campus Shop, the first department in the Quad-Cities area, to cater exclusively to high school youths and college age shoppers, was announced today by Mosenfelders Inc., of Rock Island.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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