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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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