Day in history for September 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The regular services of the First Presbyterian Church will be omitted next Sabbath, owing to the absence of the Pastor Rev. S.T. Wilson.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A new steam engine has been ordered for the Rock Island and Milan street car line to haul the horse cars from the city to the Searstown switch and up to Watch Tower Park.

1907 -- 100 years ago
President Theodore Roosevelt embarked at Keokuk, Iowa, today on a river inspection trip to the south. One hundred fifteen boats, many of them from Rock Island, formed an escort for his boat at Keokuk.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The city of Rock Island received formal consent from the state of Illinois for improvement of the municipal levee between 17th and 19th streets by construction of a dry rubble wall of river bed rock.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Webelos Day, planned to acquaint older Cub Scouts with Boy Scout activities, is expected to bring 150 Cub Scouts and a similar number of dads to Camp Na-Se-Us-Kuk, west of Andalusia.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Star Forms Inc., a Moline-based firm that makes computer forms, has moved its middle-level management personnel to its Moline headquarters at 4414 River Drive. The move will shift about 25 people from the firm's Bettendorf plant to the Moline office.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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