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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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