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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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