Day in history for October 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The last of the series of joint debates between Sen. Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln took place in Alton last week. From 5,000 to 10,000 persons were in attendance.1883 -- 125 years ago: Principals of the public schools in Rock Island, Moline and Davenport organized an association at a meeting in Davenport last night.1908 -- 100 years ago: Dr. J. R. Hollowbush of Rock Island today was elected president of the National Association of Railway Surgeons.1933 -- 75 years ago: The board of directors of the Moline City Hospital today announced receipt of the resignation of Miss Ursula D. Payne, superintendent of the hospital for nearly 13 years. No successor has been selected.1958 -- 50 years ago: The new 250,000 gallon water reservoir which will supply Silvis residents with water will be located on S. 10th Street, according to action taken at last nightAndrsquo;s city council meeting. The motion carried by a 4-2 motion. The opposing alderman expressed opinions the new reservoir should be located at the present water tower site, as recommended by engineers, and that the old stand pipe be removed.1983 -- 25 years ago: Niabi Zoo attendance increased by about 140,000 people this year to 458,650, a new record for the county-owned zoo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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