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: 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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