Day in history for September 26, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Although this is about the time of year for the equinoxial storm, the weather has been fine up to this date.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
H.E. VanDuzer of Rock Island was elected president of the Rock Island County Sunday School Association at Port Byron last night.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Moline High School Operetta Workshop dancers appeared in the ''Roof Top Ballet,'' the feature number presented in a talent exchange program at Rock Island High School this morning. The dancers were Julie Donaldson, Pam Bell, Nonie Moorhusen, Penny Clymer, Terry Eveland, Judy Nielsen, Margi Eihl, Sally Holcomb, Julie Eastland and Gale Jones.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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