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: 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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