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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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