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: 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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