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 informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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