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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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