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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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