Day in history for September 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The good people who live around Union Square are kept awake at night by the mournful bleating of calves which are kept in an enclosure there.

1882 -- 125 years ago
J.L. Hass was elected president of the Rock Island Turner Society at the annual meeting of the association. J. Ohlweiler was elected vice president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The County Board of Supervisors elected Dr. J.C. Souders physician for the poor of Rock Island to fill the unexpired term of Dr. C.J.F. Rochow.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An inspired Rock Island team took the opener of the 'little world series' as they downed Davenport, 2-1, on a two-out triple in the ninth inning by Hal Schmidt which scored Adolph Wrobel, winning hurler, from first.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Births in Rock Island during August totaled 79, including 41 boys and 38 girls, City Clerk William J. Tacey Jr., city registrar, announced today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Department of Labor's unemployment compensation division has begun its move into the former Woolworth building on 5th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets in downtown Moline. The move from 1510 6th Ave. will bring a staff of 14 full-time and 11 part-time employees to first-floor offices in the building, which has been vacant since the early 1960s.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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