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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 Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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