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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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