Day in history for September 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The well known tavern stand on Front Street, Rock Island, the Pennsylvania House, is offered for sale. Apply to R. Graham in this city, or J.H. Early, corner of Front and Main Streets, opposite ferry landing, in Davenport.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island is considered one of the best show towns of its size in the west. A number of shows have appeared here lately, and yet Buffalo Bill and his company managed to attract a $735 audience last night.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Engineers of the McKinley syndicate operators of a number of interurban lines in central Illinois arrived today to begin surveying a line from Rock Island to Peoria.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Protected by Henry County officers and state highway police, 30 Alpha miners passed through picket lines established near the Shuler mine early this morning and continued operations at the $5 basic wage scale which has been the cause of strikes in central and southern Illinois.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Burton E. Peek, director of Deere And Co., was awarded an honorary membership in the Farm Equipment Institute, in recognition of his long years of service to the industry.

1982 -- 25 years ago
William A. Hewitt breezed through a Senate confirmation hearing, well on his way to becoming the U.S. ambassador to Jamaica.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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