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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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