Day in history for September 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
C.B. Knox, city undertaker, today announced that the total dead in Rock Island over the past eight months is 71. Of that number, 45 were children.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A new horse and wagon have been secured for the use of the Rock Island police. The horse will never be known as a beauty, but it is said he can scent a burgler at a distance.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A good sized audience was at the Rock Island Armory last night to see the Marconi wireless telegraph work.

1932 -- 75 years ago
In a beautiful exhibition of golf, marking one of the hardest fought finals matches in the history of the Tri-City Golf Tournament, Lloyd Nordstorm of Davenport, Credit Island star, was one up for the first 18 holes over Dr. Paul Barton of the Davenport Country Club. The match was staged at the Rock Island Arsenal links.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Four hundred and fifty seniors began classes today in Moline High School and they comprise the last class expected to be graduated from the 43-year-old structure on the 16th Street hill. Next fall, the new $4,500,000 high school building on 23rd Avenue and 41st Street is expected to open its doors.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A full weekend of fun, food and festivities starts tonight when the 25th Annual Milan Indian Summer Festival gets under way.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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