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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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