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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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