Day in history for October 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Lowry, Thomas And Co. is furnishing their superior coal delivered at 10 cents per bushel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Gen. William T. Sherman, accompanied by Adjutant Gen. Drum and Sec. Lincoln, paid a brief visit to this city after inspecting the Rock Island Arsenal.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The first anniversary of the abolition of intercollegiate athletics at Augustana College was observed last night with a student demonstration.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Frank J. Budelier, of the H.H. Cleaveland Agency, Rock Island, was again named second vice president of the Illinois Insurance Agents at their convention in Quincy.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A new manufacturing building will be constructed at John Deere Wagon Works, Moline. The new building will be located on the north side of 3rd Ave. between 7th and 8th Sts. It will be just west of the Deere And Co. medical center building.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Two Rock Island educators have been honored in a state competition sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education. Jane Grahlmann, president of the Rock Island-Milan Board of Education has been named a plaque winner in the 'Those Who Excel' Educational Awards Program, and James R. Davis, an administrator for District No. 41 schools, has been named a certificate winner.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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