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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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