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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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