Day in history for September 21, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We received a bank bill yesterday on the Northern Bank of Wisconsin, which had been torn in two pieces. The following was written on the back: Andldquo;If this institute canAndrsquo;t afford to circulate good bills, they had better make out their notes on a two inch plank to keep them from splitting Andmdash; or else they had better split.Andrdquo;1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The official averages of the Three-I baseball league showed that the Islanders batted .232 for the season.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
That cute little pony-tail hairdo may bring on the plucked look -- baldness -- an Illinois dermatologist warned today. ItAndrsquo;s the prolonged pulling of the hair upward and backward that does it, said Dr. Albert H. Slepyan of Highland Park. But, he added, those shiny hairless spots generally can be cured by changing the hair style.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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