Day in history for September 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We now are having the most beautiful fall weather that has ever been enjoyed by anyone. Talk about the sunny south or the charming weather of Italy, it certainly cannot exceed in loveliness our Western fall weather.1883 -- 125 years ago: Barnum and BaileyAndrsquo;s Circus will appear in Rock Island on Oct. 10.1908 -- 100 years ago:

1933 -- 75 years ago
At an inquest this morning, a coronerAndrsquo;s jury decided that lightning striking a power line just outside the foundry of the Moline Iron Works, 130 2nd St., caused the deaths of Buford C. Syria, Rock Island, and Arthur DeDecker, East Moline, and injury to two others, all employees of the plant, yesterday afternoon.1958 -- 50 years ago:

1983 -- 25 years ago
The United Auto Workers and Salvation Army will give away $72,000 in free food to the families of 6,000 laid-off union members today and Thursday. Bill McDonald, Local 1304 community services director, said 16 area locals are taking part in the ''Christmas in September'' program.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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