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: 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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