Day in history for October 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Johnny Hyland opened a saloon this morning at the Island City Hotel and all may rest assured that he will 'do things up according to Gunter.'

1882 -- 125 years ago
Our lady readers will be pleased to learn that brocaded velvets and plushes, in floral patterns, will be the favorite fabrics for evening wear.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Industrial Commission endorsed the First Savings Bank Life Insurance Co. of Rock Island and its organizers, Paul Kersch, Milton Denney and James L. Ferguson.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Henry C. First, 93, commander of the Illinois Department of the Grand Army of the Republic and one of the honored few to form the guard that stood watch over the bier of Abraham Lincoln, died yesterday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Ronald Ford, president of the Geneseo Future Farmers of America Chapter, has been selected to attend the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo. He was selected as one of four in the State to play in the National FFA Band.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For the first time in 16 years, voters in the 17th District will send someone other that Republician Tom Railsback to Washington. For the first time since 1966 they will have a choice: Republican Ken McMillan, Bushnell or Democrat Lane Evans, Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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