Day in history for September 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Two fine boys, Fred and John Hagen, now run the Fort Armstrong Ferry and will wait upon all who wish to cross promptly and courteously.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The supervisors have decided that the county officers elected in November shall receive the following salaries: county judge, $1,600; clerk, $1,700; treasurer, $1,500 and sheriff, $1,800.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Islanders, Three-I League champions, were treated to a royal reception upon their homecoming this morning from Cedar Rapids. They were paraded through the city by enthusiastic rooters.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Islanders again have forged into the lead in the championship series last night, 4-2, while 1,900 fans happily watched.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Long distance and other special phone services, excluding, local calls, were being handled on a delayed basis today as Quad-City operators and clerks refused to cross picket lines set up by Western Electric installers at Rock Isand and Davenport telephone buildings this morning.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The annual Quad-Cities Juvenile Diabetes Bike-a-thon will be held on Sept. 26 at the Rock Island Arsenal tank track.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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