Day in history for September 17, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The comet is attracting considerable notice in different parts of the country. They have had a peep at it way down at Halifax.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Community Chest has set its sights on a goal of $96,770 for the 1948 campaign to finance a yearAndrsquo;s work for 16 public service agencies. That is the figure the chest board decided to shoot for during the drive which opens Oct. 10 and closes Oct. 22.1958 -- 50 years ago:

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCWW) will hold its 39th convention Sept. 24 at Sacred Heart Parish, 1311-17th Ave., Moline. The theme of this yearAndrsquo;s convention, which is being held for the first time in Moline, is ''Renewal Andndash; A Vision of Hope.'' Dr. Mary Alice Stewart, director of counseling services at Black Hawk College, is scheduled to give the keynote address.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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