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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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