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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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