Day in history for September 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are under obligation to Gen. Tuxbury who returned from Minnesota last Wednesday with a bountiful supply of speckled trout and was kind enough to give several to us.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The rock pile at the city armory has been replenished and the vagrant and tramp under arrest will find that exercise for the public good is not the most agreeable employment.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The 48th school year of Augustana College began yesterday. The school enrollment has increased greatly over that of last year.

1932 -- 75 years ago
One of the strongest precinct organizations that Democrats of Mercer County have known is being perfected to advance the candidacy of Rock Island Mayor Chester Thompson for election as congressman from the 14th District, it was announced today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island City Council last night adopted, on first reading, an ordinance annexing 46 acres of land which extends the city limits in the east section of the community to Rock River.

1982 -- 25 years ago
If fans attending the opening St. Ambrose football game with William Penn College think they are seeing double at Brady Street Stadium tonight, they probably are. Three sets of twins are in the starting lineups for the two schools.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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