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: 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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