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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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