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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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