Day in history for September 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Western boys are preparing to raise a flagpole on the corner near the firehouse.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The city council voted not to increase the saloon license fee to $1,000. It remains at $500.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
McCabeAndrsquo;s Department Store in Rock Island will observe its 88th Anniversary for eight days, beginning tomorrow, it was announced today by Edward A. Tintera, general manager. Tintera stated that more than 75 percent of the merchandise in the store will be put on sale. Andldquo;This is one time of the year that McCabeAndrsquo;s goes all-out to give our customers special values in every department,Andrdquo; he said.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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