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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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