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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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