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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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