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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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