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.

Back: Available days in September 2007

Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

(More History)