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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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