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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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