Day in history for September 1, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Last Friday $42 was stolen from a home on the Rock Island levee. The thief entered the bedroom and took the money out of a pair of pantaloons hanging on a chair.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Two saloons in Rock Island were ordered closed today for an indefinite period because of violation of Sunday regulation.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Smoke in the Rialto Theater, 624 9th St., about 10:30 last night resulted in an alarm for Rock Island firemen who found a cleaning rag smoldering in a closet in the building. No damage resulted. The cause was listed as spontaneous combustion.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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