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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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