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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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