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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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