Day in history for September 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The present mayor and city council are doing a great job for the future of Rock Island by their judicious improvements on the streets. If this work is continued several years, Rock Island will be able to boast of the finest streets of any city in the west.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Allan Doone and Jean Fearnley will appear in ''Molly Bawn'' at the Illinois Theater Sept. 11.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Argus today named a new Andldquo;television columnist.Andrdquo; She is Mrs. Willard T. Jecks, 2206 46th St., Rock Island, winner of the CBS Television Daytime Televisit Week contest, co-sponsored by WHBF-TV and this newspaper. Mrs. Jecks, a young housewife and mother of two children, will begin her employmentAndrdquo; Saturday when she leaves by airplane for New York City for an 8-day Andldquo;assignmentAndrdquo; at the CBS-TV studios.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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