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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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