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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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