Day in history for September 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Henry H. Tator of New York City, the celebrated medium and seer, will speak at the Island City Hall tonight. Small admission of 10 cents will be charged to defray expenses.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
E.C. Mueller defeated J.D. Cady 5 and 4 for the cup at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Course yesterday.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Seventy-two members of St. JosephAndrsquo;s Catholic Church parish left at noon yesterday for a pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, 3131 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago. The group, accompanied by the Rev. Frances J. Ryan, assistant pastor, returned at midnight on the two chartered buses.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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