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:

Back: Available days in October 2008



Local events heading








  (More History)