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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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