Day in history for September 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
To the many little folk who are anxious for school to begin we would say that the public schools of the city will open Sept. 27.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The board of education last night took preliminary steps to purchase a tract of land at the head of 24th Street for a new school site.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Deere Andamp; Co. and UAW-CIO negotiators yesterday recessed contract talks in the LeClaire Hotel until 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. A union spokesman reported status unchanged in connection with settlement of issues. Union members have been working on an extension of the old three-year contract since July 31, when the pact expired.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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