LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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