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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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