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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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