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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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