Day in history for September 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Ralph G. Knight has been appointed a clerk in the post office in Rock Island.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Negro residents of Rock Island and Moline will celebrate the anniversary of their emancipation next Friday at Brook's Grove. A street parade, baseball game and barbecue have been scheduled.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. S. S. Cryer, who has been supply pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church for the past 10 months, was extended a call to become regular pastor of the church at a meeting of the congregation.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A new and louder call for economy in the operation of the Rock Island municipal government will be heard Friday night when the City Council meets as a committee of the whole, Ald. Herbert C. Smith, Charles E. Johnson and Earl C. Dean presented their request to Mayor Chester Thompson for a general consideration of city finances.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Post No. 200, American Legion, will honor its champion Little League baseball team at a testimonial dinner Saturday night.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For $25 a plate, residents of the new 17th Congressional District can eat breakfast with Vice President George Bush, who will be campaigning in the Quad-Cities Sept. 28 for Republican congressional candidate Ken McMillan of Bushnell.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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