Day in history for September 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Deyo, the vegetable and fruit benefactor, has just received a lot of splendid peaches from St. Louis which he is selling below cost.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The electric tower foundations in the upper end of the city are nearing completion and are in condition to receive the iron framework.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Edgewood Baptist Church, which has been moved to a new location at 44th St. and 5th Ave. will be dedicated at services to be held tomorrow afternoon.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The board of directors of the Servus Rubber Co., Rock Island, today announced the retirement of T.A. Maguire as president and general manager. The action was taken at a meeting of the board last evening. No announcement was made regarding a successor.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The first annual Rock Island Pet and Pals parade, drawing at least 500 entrants,literally was a 'howling' success in the loop area this morning.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A labor dispute is threatening to sink the scheduled five-week run of 'On Golden Pond' at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. The Illinois Department of Labor suspended the work permit it issued for one of the play's stars -- 15-year-old Shawn Lee Mlekush of Rock Island. The department ruled that Mlekush couldn't work in a place where alcholic beverages are served.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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