Day in history for September 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
G.C. Grut respectfully informs the citizens of Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, Camden and their vicinities that he has opened an establishment for manufacturing plain and ornamental picture frames and upholstery.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A grand ball and banquet has been planned for the liquor dealers and manufacturers who will attend the state convention in Rock Island on Sept. 19.

1907 -- 100 years ago
James W. Cavanaugh was reappointed superintendent of the Rock Island Waterworks by Mayor H.C. Schaffer at a meeting of the city council.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Moline building activities took an encouraging spurt during August. Sixty-nine permits were issued and the estimated cost of the projects amounted to $31,672.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 1958 line of RCA-Victor color televisions will be introduced to more than 175 dealers in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin at a special showing Wednesday at the new home for the corporation, 1704 S. Dittmer St., Davenport.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County officials have selected the north side of 3rd Avenue between 13th and 14th streets in Rock Island as the site of the new county jail. Jordan Junior High School and three other buildings on the half-block site will be demolished.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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