Day in history for September 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It is expected that there will soon be a change in the firm of Danforth And Shurly and all persons indebted to them are requested to make immediate payment.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The articles of incorporation of the Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota Railway Co. were filed today in the office of the county clerk.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Several thousand persons attended the opening day's program at the Rock Island County Fair, attracted by the fine weather and the large exhibits on display there.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Vere Nutt of Moline was elected commander of the Rock Island County organization of the American Legion. He succeeds Frank M. Brown of Rock Island. Lawrence C. Murphy of Rock Island was elected adjutant.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Eleven years ago last May 25 Mrs. Otto Soelzer, Moline, mailed a letter to her son, Ralph, who was stationed with a Marine outfit at Newport News, Va. This morning the mailman returned the letter to her unopened, but enclosed in a second envelope, furnished by the Newport News Post Office.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The new John Deere 2350 utility tractor and the slightly smaller 2150 re to be introduced this fall at John Deere farm equipment and consumer product dealerships. The tractors are built at Deere's Mannheim, Germany, factory.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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