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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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