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: 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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