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 told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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