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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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