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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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