Day in history for September 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A glass of sparkling soda drawn from the chilled fountain at Cook's new drug store is a luxury these days with the mercury reading 90 and upwards.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The attendance in the Rock Island public schools during the past week was about 1,700 pupils.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The steamer Columbia of the Carnival City Packet Company and the steamer Sidney of the Diamond Jo Lines will make their last trip north for the season.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An unmasked bandit obtained approximately $20 in a holdup at the George H. Walker department store, 4011 7th Ave., Rock Island, and escaped in a waiting truck.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Indian dancing by both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and fly casting, target shooting, archery and rolle bolle exhibitions will be included in the varied program for the second annual Scout-O-Rama to be held by the City of Rock Island at Sunset Park Sunday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Movie star Burt Reynolds gave the boys at Arrowhead Ranch in Coal Valley the coat off his back, and it will be among the items for sale during the 10th annual ranch round-up and auction Sunday. Reynolds responded to a letter for auction assistance by sending a jacket he wore in the movie 'Sharkey's Machine,' said ranch staffer Ray McCollum.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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