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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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