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Day in history for September 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday Mr. Fish showed us a piece of the Atlantic Cable. It is a portion of the wire which has been submerged.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
H.C. Walker, superintendent of the public school system of St. Louis, Mo., was a visitor in Rock Island today.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Bowlers from all over the Quad-Cities jammed Town Andamp; Country Alleys last night as the lanes were opened to the public for the first time. Kenny Enright and Al Barnes, proprietors of the spacious new Rock Island 24-lane bowling establishment, seemed to enjoy opening night festivities as much as anybody else.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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