Day in history for September 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Madame Louis of Davenport informs Rock Island women that she has a new and tasteful stock of straw and silk bonnets and French and Swiss embroidery.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Stars and the Moline Boys in Blue played the deciding game in a baseball series at Moline. The Moline club came out on top by a 15-8 score.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Crop correspondent Thomas Campbell reported that the average yield of oats this season was 25 bushels per acre, hay was 3,000 pounds per acre and potatoes are 70% of normal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Republican party organization brought the big guns into action with seven simultaneous rallies last evening. The rallies in Rock Island, Moline and East Moline marked the opening of the Republican campaign locally. Former Gov. Len Small was the speaker at the the Rock Island meeting.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Quad-City Construction Co., Rock Island, has been awarded a $329,900 contract for 1.84 miles of concrete pavement on Highway 34 in Henry and Knox Counties.

1982 -- 25 years ago
WVIK radio at Augustana College will expand its programming and operating hours beginning Monday to attract the public financial support it needs to offset cuts in federal funding, Don Wooten, station general manager, announced today.

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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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