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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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