Day in history for September 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
All who wish to take a trip to Galena, St. Paul, or any of the up-river towns, would do well to take passage with Capt. Gray on the steamer Kate Cassel.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Plow Co. plans to build a new plant at Oklahoma City to cost $50,000.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most sacred day of the Jewish year, begins at sundown tonight. The traditional Kol Nidre will be chanted at 5:45 in the Tri-City Jewish Center this afternoon, marking the beginning of the high holy day, which ends at sundown tomorrow.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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