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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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