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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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