Day in history for October 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
There was a great time in Galesburg. Douglas has been represented as having scored over Lincoln tremendously.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Principal H. E. Brown of Rock Island High has been elected president of the Northern Illinois State Teacher's Association.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
An invasion force of more than a dozen Marines ''took'' the city of Rock Island this morning, opening Harvest Mall Days. The Marines invaded downtown Rock Island in a 60-ton amphibious craft, landing on the levee at the foot of 17th Street. On hand to watch the operation were several hundred Rock Islanders, civic leaders and members of the Retail Bureau of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the Mall Days promotion tomorrow through Oct. 18.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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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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