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: 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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