Day in history for September 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We take a great pleasure in acknowledging the present of a beautiful bouquet from the garden of David Lingle.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
William Randolph Hearst, noted publisher, will speak at the Rock Island Labor Day celebration.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Break-ins overnight were reported this morning at two Rock Island schools and offices in both were ransacked. Both St. Pius X School, at 30th Avenue and 24th Street, and Eugene Field School, 29th Street and 31st Avenue, were entered but nothing was reported missing from either building.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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