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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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