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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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