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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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