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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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