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 Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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