Day in history for September 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A new bowling saloon has been opened by Mr. Downey under the Rock Island House.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The roustabouts of the steamer Pittsburgh yesterday struck for higher wages while the boat was at the Rock Island wharf. Their salary was raised to $30 per month.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island's hopes for a Three-I League pennant brightened considerably yesterday when the Islanders trounced Cedar Rapids and Bloomington downed Decatur in both games of a double header.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island children gathered up their books this morning and started back to school to begin another year of study.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Clarence L. Sturm of Manawa, Wis., a member of the board of directors of CARE, will speak at a Lions Roar event Sunday when the Moline Lions Club will be host to 42 clubs in west-central Illinois. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Moline Legion Building.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An afternoon of dancing and fun was held this week on board the Julia II excursion boat. The passengers included 130 members of the Moline Senior Citizen Center, 620 18th St., said Lynn E. Wilkinson, director at the center. A band played music for dancing and listening, and refreshments were served. Later on, a sing-a-long was held.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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