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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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