Day in history for October 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The popular steamer Ben Campbell, under the command of that obliging Captain Dodge, will leave for the wharf at 6 this evening for Keokuk, St Louis and points in between.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Miss Ruth Hemenway was elected queen of the Rock Island exposition in the voting contest, which closed today.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
About 100 entries are expected in the fourth annual outdoor art show to be held by the Rock Island Guild at the Longview Park shelter between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday. Participation in the show is open to all Quad-Cities area artists.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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