Day in history for September 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are again indebted to Mr. Kinney for choice dahlias and roses. He will have a fine collection of flowers at the fair.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The firm of McCabe And Wheaton has been dissolved. Mr. McCabe has retired from the firm, which will hereafter be conducted by Frank M. Wheaton.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Work on the new Elks building on 18th St. is being pushed to an early completion.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Conrad J. Bergendoff, dean of Augustana Theological Seminary, today announced that class work will open for seminary students Sept. 22.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Representatives of a Chicago paint manufacturing firm, Tousey Varnish Company, and officers of the Association of Commerce will break ground Thursday for the construction of a new plant in East Moline. The paint firm will construct a modern manufacturing plant on the 16-acre site recently purchased at 2100 8th Ave., East Moline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Daily Dispatch today received the first-place prize for general excellence in the 1982 Illinois Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. The Dispatch's award for general excellence, the top individual category, was earned in competition against other daily Illinois newspapers with circulation of 15,000 to 50,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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