Robert White Birthday


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 9:59 am
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Born four score and one year ago, Robert B. White, 2949 44th St., Rock Island, is celebrating a birthday!
Bob is a Sherrard High School graduate and a veteran of the Korean War. While at Sherrard High School he met his life-long love and verbal sparring partner, Joanne, which through their union produced two sons.
Over the years, Bob's interests have included sports, horses, music, sports, dancing, cards, Iowa Hawkeye sports, traveling and sports. He is a very loving grandfather and was particularly supportive during the grandkids' involvement in spo ... uh, school activities. His participation during the golden years of men's softball (when men were men and women sat on bleachers) created many life-long friendships, which he enjoys to this day.
Bob had a successful career as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, but after retirement found a creative outlet as the stunt double for Ernest Borgnine.
Happy birthday Dad, may you have many more!












 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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