Day in history for October 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
T.E. Morgan, one of the most talented men in Illinois, will be the speaker at tonightAndrsquo;s Democratic meeting in the courthouse. 1883 -- 125 years ago: The post office in Edgington was destroyed by fire this morning, involving a loss of about $7,000. 1908 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. Marion Stevenson of St. Louis will conduct a Bible study at the Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island. 1933 -- 75 years ago: A somewhat confusing element was injected into the cityAndrsquo;s plans for a special mayoral election Feb. 6 when the Rock Island City Council last night tabled an ordinance proposed to create an emergency appropriation of $3,646 covering the election expense. 1958 -- 50 years ago: A gift of $130,004.77 from the Moline WomanAndrsquo;s Building Organization to Butterworth Center was accepted today by Mrs. Charles Deere Wiman, Lloyd Kennedy and Edmond Cook, members of the board responsible for administering the Katherine Deere Butterworth Trust which finances the operation of the center. The action today is the first step toward dissolution of the WomanAndrsquo;s Building Organization, established 41 years ago by a group of visionary Moline woman who hoped some day to erect a building adequate for the needs of all womenAndrsquo;s organizations in the city. 1983 -- 25 years ago: Eight people were taken into custody on Arsenal Island this morning after an attempt to blockade traffic in protest of nuclear arms.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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