Day in history for October 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Next Monday has been fixed as the day for election of aldermen to take the the place of Mr. Lynde and Mr. Truesdale. The people should see that their succors are men who will go for the interests of the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Crowds of young and old adorned the Bengston corner yesterday waiting for an opportunity to patronize the new Milan Line. Every car to Milan was loaded from end to end.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Since the 1st of September, all mail handled by the Rock Island Post Office has been weighed in accordance with government orders. A total of 52,708 pounds was handled.

1932 -- 75 years ago
'The Phantom President,' a timely and hilarious political comedy featuring George M. Cohan, Claudette Colbert and Jimmy Durante, opened at the Fort Theater. The picture marks the debut of Cohan.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's first corporation counsel is the first woman ever appointed to a city legal job. Dorothea O'Dean, 3925 24th St., was named to the city's controversial number two legal post last night by City Manager Gordon A. Stearns.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Champions of rolle bolle's Western League were awarded their trophies by league president Wilbur Bender and treasurer Ken Sturtewagen. The champions are Toots Causemaker, Ken Suhr and Art Borgonjon.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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