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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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