Day in history for October 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
David Bowen, grocer and commission merchant at the corner of Illinois and Buffalo streets, has a large and well-selected stock of groceries, which are offered at the very lowest market rates.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A great deal of opposition is being voiced to the use of the courthouse square as a pasture for hungry cows of the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Officers of the Royal Neighbors of America reported today that the society has experienced a net gain of 14,617 beneficiary members in the past nine months, making the total membership more than 200,000.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Orpheum theater will reopen in Davenport tomorrow with programs of five RKO vaudeville acts and first run feature and short motion pictures. The house will be operated on a schedule of three days a week: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Clasons own and operate the Green Lakes Mink Ranch in Milan. With about 1,800 mink on hand, their ranch is the largest in western Illinois.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Candace Connell, Moline, received a $625 scholarship for the Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing. The scholarship was made possible by the husband and children of Mrs. Harry W. Johnson of Prophetstown. She was a 1948 graduate of Public's nursing school.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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