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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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