Day in history for October 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The druggists of our city have concluded to close their stores earlier than they have been doing. The hour will be nine oAndrsquo;clock in the evening. This will be pleasant for those employed in the store.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island fire department defeated Moline and Davenport in a fire-fighting contest at the Rock Island Exposition today.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wahlheim of Geneseo are preparing to leave Tuesday for a vacation in the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Wahlheim was the winner of a recent nationwide sales promotion contest sponsored by Roof Manufacturing Co., Pontiac, Ill., and was awarded the trip. A former Geneseo businessman, he is a representative for the company.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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