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: 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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