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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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