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.

Back: Available days in September 2007



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




(More History)