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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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