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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