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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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