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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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