Day in history for September 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
James Broderick has opened a grocery on Adams Street.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The new ferry dock being constructed here is nearing completion and will soon be taken to the Davenport side to replace the one now doing service there.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Seven members of the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors and County Clerk H.B. Hubbard have been named delegates to the convention of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Supervisors in Chicago.

1932 -- 75 years ago
You can 'see' the first game of the World Series between the Cubs and Yanks on The Argus player-board tomorrow. Join the crowd in front of The Argus building. Thousands of Rock Island fans will be there. Every pitched ball, every foul tip, every play will be reproduced immediately after it takes place on the field.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Factory employment in the Quad-Cities hit its highest level of the past year on Sept. 1, when 45,472 persons had jobs with area industries. The figure is 6.2% higher than a year ago.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Jesus Hernandez of Silvis has won two more medals in the fight for physical fitness. Hernandez, 69, claimed the two third-place medals in the state Senior Olympics last weekend in Springfield. They came in tennis and in the 1 mile walking race.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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