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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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