Day in history for September 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Atkinson And Reynolds are now prepared to take contracts for building for the coming Spring and Summer. We have on hand, or will make, from 5 to 10 million bricks and lay them up in a wall in the best manner, or sell them to purchasers.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Tomorrow, the play 'A Square Man' will be at Harper's Theatre by the Benjamin Moginley combination. The play has never been shown in this city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The board of supervisors took another step toward county economy when they voted that the clerk not pay the bounty on groundhogs, crows and crows' eggs.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An Angus steer owned by Robert Moody of Coe Township brought top price among baby beefs sold in Chicago yesterday. It went for $10.75 per hundred. The steer was reserve champion at the Rock Island County 4-H Club show Saturday in Moline.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 300 Geifman Food Stores employees were guests of the company in its new store at 2351 11th St., Rock Island, at an open house from 9 to 11 today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Grace Kelly, the elegant and mannered model whose storybook life took her from the finishing schools of Philadelphia to the sound stages of Hollywood to the royal palace of Monaco, died yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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