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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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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