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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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