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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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