Day in history for April 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We invite ladies and good husbands to peruse the advertisement of Carter And Hatch. They have on hand one of the largest and best stock of dry goods and carpets ever brought to this city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
There is still talk among the businessmen of the city of establishing a streetcar line from this city to the cemetery and Searstown.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A large audience witnessed the return engagement of the musical comedy ''The Umpire'' at the Illinois Theater last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Between 500 and 600 pounds of fish were taken from the area enclosed by the coffer dam after the work of pumping water from the area was completed.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The gas war, which started Nov. 19, came to halt as independent operators and one or more the major companies posted normal rates. Today, the prices were 31.9 or 32.9 cents a gallon, the latter being used if trading stamps were offered. The price war lasted about 155 days and low price was 20.9 cents a gallon.

1982 -- 25 years ago
J.I. Case Company isn't for sale and won't be, the chairman of its parent firm Tenneco vows. As long as Davenport native James L. Ketelsen wants to keep the tractor and construction equipment maker in his company, it's as good as kept.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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