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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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