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Day in history for October 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The assortment of cloaks and mantillas to be found in Whitaker And Everts Store is the best in the city. They also feature ladies scarves and fur goods.

1882 -- 125 years ago
This noon there was an extraordinary pig chase in Market Square. The animal escaped while being weighed and was recovered only after a chase down 2nd Avenue.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Postmaster H.A.J. McDonald has issued a statement showing that 213,922 pieces of mail originated in Rock Island last week with a resulting revenue of $2,446.06.

1932 -- 75 years ago
State Rep. Michael L. Igoe of Chicago, minority leader of the house, will address a rally of Rock Island County Democrats tonight at the Masonic Temple. He will speak in behalf of the candidacy of Judge Henry Horner of Chicago, Democratic nominee for governor.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Henry C. Borden, 2926 31st St., Rock Island, was elected president of the Rock Island Kiwanis Club at a luncheon meeting at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. He will succeed Robert J. Sinnett at the first meeting in January.

1982 -- 25 years ago
National Amusements Inc. of Boston Wednesday broke ground for the Razz-Ma-Tazz Pizza Palace, an amusement-restaurant center next to Showcase Cinemas on U.S. 67 in Milan. It is scheduled to open in late April.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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