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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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