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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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