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:

Back: Available days in September 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


(More History)