Day in history for September 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We notice that the name of the City Hotel has been changed to the Vermont Hotel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Last evening the new play, 'A Square Man,' was given for the first time in this city and attracted a good sized audience to Harper's Theater.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A report made to the Board of Education last night by Superintendent H.B. Hayden showed the enrollment in the schools to be 2,829 which is 92 less than last year.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The 'little world series' opens tonight at Douglas Park with Rock Island playing the second half champions, Davenport, for the title in a best-of-seven series. If weather conditions continue favorable, the turnout for the initial game will be between 4,000 and 4,500.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Friday the 13th smiled on Rock Island High School students. They had an unexpected half-day off. Thanks to a broken six-inch water main on the 25th Ave. entrance to the building, the water had to be turned off in the building to make repairs.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Former Rock Island Alleman athlete Mark Johnson was recently hired as an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. Johnson, who wrestled at 198 pounds for the U.S. Olympic team, is a former All-American at Michigan and a former Mr. Florida.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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