Day in history for October 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We saw new corn sell yesterday at 30 cents per bushel. Produce is coming in, in large quantities.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Last night was so much warmer than usual for this time of the year that several mosquitoes left over from last summer's stock put in an appearance.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mayor Schaffer of Rock Island spoke on 'Relations of the Mayor and City Clerk' at the opening session of the convention of the State Association of Mayors and City Clerks in Jacksonville today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island High School declamation team gained a sizable lead over Moline and East Moline in the first round of the annual triangular meet yesterday. Margaret Strang of Rock Island won first place.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Moline Lutheran Hospital, 506 5th Ave., will hold open house and a formal dedication program this weekend to mark completion of a three-year $1,225,000 expansion and improvement program.

1982 -- 25 years ago
William A. Hewitt was sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Jamaica today, marking the end of 34 years with Deere And Co., 27 of which he spent as chief executive of the nation's 5th largest corporation. Hewitt, 68, accompanied by his wife, Tish, and three children, was sworn in at the posh eighth floor Ben Franklin Room at the State Department.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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