Day in history for October 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The river continues in good navigable order. The arrivals of steamboats are not numerous and freight continues scarce.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The second game of baseball between The Argus and the Union Nines was played yesterday in Davenport's pasture, resulting in a score of 36-22 in favor of The Argus boys.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The St. Paul Commandery of the Knights Templar has accepted an invitation to hold its 1908 state meeting in Rock Island, according to word received from delegates at the present meeting in Chicago.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The annual Walther League district convention banquet will be held at the Black Hawk State Park Inn tonight with the Rev. Herman Harms, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Davenport, as principal speaker.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's 1957 Community Chest drive smashed over its $129,997 goal as workers reported a total of $132,226.24, the largest amount ever raised in the annual drive.

1982 -- 25 years ago
If you go out to the Quad-City Airport some evening, you may be surprised by an unusual sight - a dog team pulling a sled on wheels. It's not some entrepreneur blazing a new trail to the Northland; it's Dave Orme of Moline training his Siberian Huskies to do what they do best.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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