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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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