Day in history for September 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A Democratic mass meeting will be held in Rock Island Friday. Speakers who are expected for the event are Judge Douglas, John VanBuren, New York, Col. Carpenter, Chicago and Francis J. Grund, Philadelphia.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The police have been instructed to capture the horses which have been allowed to run at large on 1st Ave. at night and to hold them at the city pound.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A crowd estimated at from 12,000 to 18,000 persons attended the Labor Day celebration yesterday at Surburban Island. Mayor H.C. Schaffer of Rock Island and Mayor Andrew Olson of Moline were the speakers.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School students will begin registering for the fall semester next week although classes do not begin until Sept. 12. The book rental fee will be 25 cents for each book and there will be a 25 cent deposit for locker keys.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 18th annual Rock Island Indian Powwow heads into its final two sessions of the season today. Thus far 2,113 children and 3,518 adults have witnessed the 1957 show.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A major personnel shake-up in the Rock Island County Sheriff's department will be delayed until three lieutenant deputies can be retested for promotion to captain after each failed a previous captain test.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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