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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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