Day in history for September 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Democrats of Rock Island County will hold a meeting for the purpose of appointing delegates to a county convention to be held Oct. 3 in the Courthouse.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A slight frost was visible in Rock Island this morning and as the first of the flocks of wild geese passed over on their way south, residents began preparing for an early winter.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The first appropriation from the $100,000 new factory fund is to be made for the purchase of a site for the enlargement of the National Neck Yoke Factory, an established industry here.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The new pastor of the First Methodist Church of Rock Island, the Rev. Ernest J. Campbell, will arrive in the city next week. The Rev. Mr. Campbell succeeds the Rev. Edwin G. Sandmeyer. The Rev. Mr. Campbell has been district superintendent of the Springfield district of the Methodist Church for the past six years.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Despite uncooperative weather, approximately $105 had been collected in the Disabled American Veterans' Forget-Me-Not sale today, according to Mrs. Jody Lamp, program director.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Money is tight, costs are going up and the Moline Housing Authority has to cut one position. But things still are looking better than they did a year ago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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