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 ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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