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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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