Day in history for October 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Squire Swander wishes us to say that he means what he says in his advertisement.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Several cities above the Rock Island are hatching a scheme to bring the proposed Hennepin Canal to the river above the Rock Island rapids, but officials here are still hopeful of having the outlet near this city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Argus reported today that the big turbine liner Lusitania ended the fastest trip ever made across the Atlantic when it was docked at New York after crossing from Ireland in four days, 19 hours and 17 minutes.

1932 -- 75 years ago
About 80 Rock Island County church and Sunday School leaders enrolled in the leadership training school which opened last night at the South Park Presbyterian Church. The classwork is being sponsored by The Rock Island County Council of Religious Education and will continue for five more days.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Navy Mothers Unit 343 last night made plans for the annual tag day to be held Oct 19 in Rock Island. Mrs. A.F. Wellver is chairman.

1982 -- 25 years ago
After copping the top honor in amateur body building, Dale Ruplinger has his eye on turning professional. Mr. Ruplinger was named Mr. Universe Saturday in the middlewieght class in the competition held in Brussels, Belgium.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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