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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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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