Day in history for September 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The city collector says the money must come in. The city wants it badly.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Enrollment in Rock Island public schools is down five students from last year.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Growing through a crack in a cement driveway, a sunflower Andldquo;treeAndrdquo; has reached the height of 10 feet. The volunteer plant, which boasts about 15 blossoms, is an unusual sight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hallas, 3007 35th Ave., Rock Island. Hallas said the plant started growing in a crack near the garage door, and is now two feet higher than the eaves of the garage.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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