Day in history for October 21, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The returns indicate the election of judge Lettingwell to Congress.1883 -- 125 years ago: Anna Dickinson will present a comedy at HarperAndrsquo;s Theater Nov. 6.1908 -- 100 years ago: In litigation since 1896, the 24th St. storm drain has formally been acquired by the City of Rock Island for $6,000.1933 -- 75 years ago: Six girls were chosen as members of the Rock Island High School declamation team last night in the high school auditorium. About 500 persons attended. The six are Ruth Evelyn Harris, Martha Carlson, Rosalyn Gendler, Margaret Zimmer, Ruth Robinson and Betty Carney.1958 -- 50 years ago: Andldquo;Halloween HeydayAndrdquo; will be the theme of the Girls Athletic Assn., annual Play Day to be held at United Township High School on Saturday. Approximately 80 girls from Bettendorf, Davenport, Geneseo, Moline, Alwood and East Moline will participate. Activities will include aerial darts, trampoline, golf, volleyball, tennis and baseball. Concluding the morningAndrsquo;s activities will be a demonstration of speed-a-way by the UTHS GAA. Awards will be presented to winning teams and the program will conclude with group singing.1983 -- 25 years ago: Bella Karolyi, former coach of legendary Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, will conduct a program Sunday at the Moline Turners Gym, 3102 29th Street. Karolyi, a Romanian who defected to the United States in 1979, currently resides in Houston. He is working with two Olympic contenders, Diane Durham and Mary Lou Retton.

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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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