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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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