Day in history for September 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Senator Douglas will address the citizens of Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties on Oct. 29 in this city.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
An automobile parade this afternoon heralded the opening of the great Rock Island exposition. Nearly 50 cars participated.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
A public auction of surplus industrial machines with an acquisition cost of a $1,000,000 will be conducted at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Rock Island Arsenal. Kinds of machines to be put on the auction block include honing, drilling, chucking and turning, grinding, reaming, boring and facing, lathes, mills, presses, shapers and furnaces.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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