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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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