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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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