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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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