Day in history for October 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Illinois Central Railroad Co. invites the attention of farmers to the fertile lands adjacent to their road which are offered for sale upon low terms and long credit at low rates of interest.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Drew, canvasser for the Encyclopedia Britannica, has taken orders for the books in Rock Island, Moline, Milan and Davenport aggregating $15,120.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The village board of Silvis drafted a telephone franchise to be presented to the Union Telephone Co. of Rock Island in the event the company extends its service to Silvis.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Application was made to the federal radio commission at Washington, D.C., for transfer of the license of radio station WHBF in Rock Island from the Beardsley Specialty Co. to a new corporation to be known as the Rock Island Broadcasting Co.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Appointments of Donald D. Karr as circulation manager of The Argus and Lawrence V. Lund as city circulation manager were announced today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
'Heroes' is the name of a recently completed film celebrating Hispanics who have fought and died defending the United States during wartime. Tony Terronez, a Silvis resident who helped make the film, screened the movie for the Silvis City Council at its Tuesday meeting.

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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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