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: 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.








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