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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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