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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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