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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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