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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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