Day in history for September 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The proprietors of the Rock Island Mills are delivering their extra brands of flour at $4.50 per barrel to any part of the city, free of charge.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
An ordinance for $1,000 saloon licenses was introduced at the Rock Island City Council meeting last night.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Andldquo;Join Hands the World AroundAndrdquo; is the theme for world peace illustrated in a prize-winning poster by a Rock Island girl. She is Sharron Bedford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bedford, 3201 24th St. She has been notified that she is first-place winner in a national contest sponsored by the Department of Christian Education of the United Presbyterian Church.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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