Day in history for October 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Saturday was the last day of the races. The band as usual paraded the streets, stirring up all the patriotism within the little boys and making them feel happy.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Fred Warde scored a triumph in the character of Richelieu last night at Harper's Theater. A large audience witnessed the play, one of the best of the season.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Work on the pavillion being erected in Long View Park is being rushed to an early completion. The building will be used as a bandstand and shelter for park visitors.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's 6-0 defeat at the hands of Galesburg turned the Big Nine conference race into a free-for-all and left East Moline perched on top. The battle between the Islanders and Moline will have an important bearing on the conference standings.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 30 percent of the 9,600 students enrolled in Rock Island public schools were absent. Based on reports, the 'bug', be it flu or otherwise, was spreading south into the residential areas from the downtown area.

1982 -- 25 years ago
It would have been enough to make Dracula cry in his bier. Construction on the haunted house Moline Jaycees were building for the ancient vampire and his fellow spooks was halted because it violated Moline building codes.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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