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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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