Day in history for October 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The late cool weather has been a great thing for making people think we are going to have winter shortly.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. A.T. Ekblad has announced that a canvass of Des Moines churches has added $2,300 toward the Augustana College jubilee fund.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
East Moline police were instructed today to make arrests where violations of the cityAndrsquo;s curfew regulations are noted. Police Chief Al VanQuathem issued the order after a communication from the school board called attention to the recent wave of vandalism that hit school buildings in the city. Damage estimated at several hundred dollars has been reported during the last two months, where windows have been broken and schools entered.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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