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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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