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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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