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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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