Day in history for October 1, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- The proprietors of this paper have two presses on hand, both in fine running order. One of them will be sold at manufacturers' price, the purchaser to have his choice.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- The new series of national bank notes, brownbacks, are circulating in Rock Island, but not in great numbers. The $5 note has a handsome picture of President Garfield on it.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- Fifteen Rock Island residents were taken violently ill last night after eating imitation fruit jelly at a boarding house. Quick action by physicians, however, is believed to have averted possible fatalities.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Chicago and the World Series are realities today for the eight happy winners in The Argus carrier contest. Seven boys and a girl surpassed all other carriers in the sale of new subscriptions during a three-week contest.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- The appointment of James Lerch as plant superintendent of Rock Island Works, J.I. Case Co., was announced today by H.H. Hudson.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- Caterpillar Tractor employees went on strike today while negotiators for Deere And Co. and the United Auto Workers postponed talks on the eve of a new round of layoffs. About 70 Caterpillar workers carrying picket signs hit the streets just before midnight.
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