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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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