Day in history for October 7, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Many persons fear that the potato crop will be almost a complete failure in consequence of the rapid manner in which the potatoes are rotting.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Five letters were awarded to Rock Island High School athletes for work done in basketball last season.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
New officers of the Rock Island High School Hi-Y took over their duties at the first meeting of the school year at 7 last night at the Rock Island YMCA. The new president, Pryce Boeye, presided at the meeting, which 60 high school boys attended. Other officers are Danny Stoneking, vice president; Terry Petersen, secretary; and Bob Morgan, sergeant at arms.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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