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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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