Day in history for September 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Prof. Griffith and his class will give some readings tomorrow. The selection will complete patriotic, sentimental, dramatic, moral, tragic and amusing pieces.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
According to the library report, a total of 4,143 publications were circulated last month.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
A motor trip through the East the last week of August provided a Rock Island family with a thrill they soon wonAndrsquo;t forget. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Levenhagen and their 11-year-old son Johnny of 2428 18th Ave., were driving through southern New York on their way home from their trip when they were stopped by police just outside Andover, N.Y. They were invited to spend the evening in Andover as the communityAndrsquo;s guests with meals, entertainment and lodging ''on the house.''1983 -- 25 years ago:

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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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