Day in history for October 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A change has been made in the arrival of the trains. Instead of 7:00 a.m., the train now gets in at 7:30. The evening train arrives at 5:45 instead of 5:00.

1882 -- 125 years ago
George L. Smith, representative of the Madison Square Theater of New York City, is in Rock Island to arrange for the production of the play, 'Esmerelda.'

1907 -- 100 years ago
Sen. A.J. Hopkins and Cong. Frank O. Lowden delivered the principal addresses at the banquet of the Upper Mississippi River Improvement Assn.

1932 -- 75 years ago
C. Dickman Walker, Rock Island artist, received notice that his painting, 'The Acrobats,' has been accepted for the 45th annual exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture at the Chicago Art Institute Oct. 27 to Jan. 2.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Silvis City Council in a special session voted to support Moline's stand against adding a second span to the Bettendorf-Moline bridge. A similar stand was taken by the East Moline Council. The Illinois-side cities are fighting to get the span located farther east.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Tool Company closed permanently Friday, three days before it was scheduled to end a month-long shutdown. The closing, confirmed by the company's former owner James Rosborough, will leave about 70 to 80 workers unemployed.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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