Day in history for September 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday morning two horses hitched to a wagon loaded with lumber ran away on Madison Street. The driver held on manfully until he managed to stop them.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Republican meeting in Union Park last night was fairly well attended by postal clerks and other government employees. A few other citizens also were present.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The present season promises to be the last one for clammers along the Rock River as the mussel supply has so diminished that digging is no longer profitable.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Things took on a bright aspect on the 1932 Rock Island High School football horizon last night as the Rocks opened their season with an impressive victory over Savanna, 19-0. Coach Kenneth F. Greene used 28 players in the game. Kenneth Johnson, all-around athlete and captain of the track team, was the shining light as he gained 105 yards on the ground in runs from his halfback position.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 45 women employees at Buddy L Co., East Moline, were idled today because the paint oven broke down, plant officials said.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A group of about 50 Rock Island residents began organizing a drive Thursday night to stop Jewel-Osco Stores from purchasing the city-owned lot at 24th Street and 18th Avenue.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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