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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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