Day in history for September 20, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have been informed by the board of education that the seats for the school houses, in the first and second districts, will be ready by the time school opens on Sept. 27.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Decker of Davenport and Mrs. Williams of Rock Island will play for the womenAndrsquo;s golf championship at the Arsenal Golf Course tomorrow.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Damage estimated at $4,000 resulted from a fire at the Rock Island Metal Foundry, 506 41st St., early last evening. The alarm was received about 6:20 p.m. A probe of the damage will be continued in an effort to determine the cause of the blaze.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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