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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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