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: 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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