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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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