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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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