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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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