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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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