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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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