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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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