Day in history for September 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Johnson advertises his extra family flour for $5 a barrel. He says that the quality of the wheat this year is unusually good.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Buying school books is now the chief occupation of Rock Island citizens who have young hopefuls in attendance at the schools of the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island baseball club left Rock Island for its final road trip of the season and will play at Dubuque today. The team is just a half game behind league-leading Decatur.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Lawrence C. Murphy was installed as commander of the Rock Island post of the American Legion last night. Installing officers was 14th District Commander Guy Ricketts of Monmouth.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Keith Klockau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Klockau of 520 18th Ave., Rock Island, will preach tomorrow at the 8:30 and 11:45 worship services at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Klockau will return later this month to Concordia in St. Louis where he will complete his training for the ministry.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Willy George West of East Moline says finding his father after a 32-year separation 'was like a miracle.' 'It was really a thrill,' he said when he was reunited with his father three weeks ago in Concord, Mass., after searching for him almost 25 years.

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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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