Day in history for September 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The loafers on Water Street, since our notice the other day, have disappeared to a great extent.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Not a single document was filed in the Rock Island County clerk's office yesterday. This is a very rare occurrence, taking place but once or twice a year.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Val J. Peters of Rock Island was elected president of the German-American Press Association of Illinois at the annual convention of the organization at Peoria yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Seventy-five attended the banquet of the Rock Island County Women's Christian Temperance Union last night at the South Park Presbyterian Church.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Contractors and members of the Quad-City Association of Home Builders today looked for a record attendance at the 1957 'Parade of Homes' after an estimated 60,000 trooped through the exhibits Sunday. Dave Thoensen, association secretary, said the opening day's attendance sets a new record and is 2,000 more than last year's first day attendance.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Greta Marshall, Moline, director of investments for Deere And Co. has been named to the Gannon-Proctor Commission by Governor James Thompson. The panel will study ways to eliminate legal, social and economic discrimination against women.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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