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 Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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