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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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