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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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