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Today in history for Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Today in history for Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2017. There are 91 days left in the year.

1867 -- 150 years ago: J.C. Goodhue, agent for the Peake Family, has made arrangements for two concerts in Babcock’s Hall on Oct 28 and 29.

1892 -- 125 years ago: Dr. J.W. Stewart will address the young men’s meeting in the YMCA.

1917 -- 100 years ago: E.D. Fisher, of South Rock Island, has been appointed assistant to Superintendent Fred Rinck of the local free employment bureau.

1942 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island city trucks gathered pressed tin cans saved by housewives for shipment to war production plants.

1967 -- 50 years ago: A brisk breeze blew the leaves gently on a beautiful fall day in Galesburg as the remains of Carl Sandburg were brought home to rest in a little park behind the house where he was born in 1878. Nearly 3,000 people sat in bleachers or stood through the simple memorial service for a man who had made a lasting impression on the world he lived in for nearly a century.

1992 -- 25 years ago: Suzy Bogguss, a native of Aledo, was given the Horizon Award for showing the most promise at the annual Country Music Association award show Wednesday night in Nashville.


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