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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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