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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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