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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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