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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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