Day in history for September 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Sweet potatoes are to be found in the markets, which will please all lovers of the delicious vegetable.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi Logging Co. held a meeting in Clinton And F.W. Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island was elected president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The 2nd frost of the season came last night when the mercury hit 30 degrees. While the frost was not 'killing', it left its mark on all susceptible vegetation.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College will be host to Wollmar F. Bostrom, Swedish minister to the U.S., And Prof. Alfred Bushnell Hart, head of the history department at Harvard, Nov. 4 at the college. The program is in recognition of the 300th anniversary of the death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The John Deere Planter Works in Moline today was idle - a strike bound factory. Two versions of the incident - a walkout by 600 members of UAW Local 434 - were circulated.

1982 -- 25 years ago
First United Methodist, 1820 5th Ave., will celebrate 149 years of service to Rock Island during its annual Founder's Day Celebration. The church began as a 'class' that met in the home of John Spencer in 1833. In 1843, the Rev. Andrew Coleman arrived and began building the first church structure where the R.I. Post Office now stands.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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