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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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