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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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