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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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