Day in history for October 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The fifth joint debate between Senator Douglas and Abraham Lincoln took place in Galesburg last Thursday. A larger number of people than have been present on any former occasion were in attendance. About 15,000 to 20,000 persons attended.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Jack Tighe was signed to manage the Rock Island baseball team for the 1909 Three I League season at the meeting yesterday.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Winners in the annual school competition conducted during Fire Prevention Week were announced today by the fire prevention committee of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Audubon School was chosen winner in the elementary division. Edison Junior High School topped the other three junior high schools in that division. The fire prevention committee will award plaques to the schools.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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