Day in history for October 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Notice -- All persons are forbid trusting or harboring my wife, Matilda Garnsey, having left my bed and board. I will pay no accounts of her contracting. Edwin Garnsey.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Quite a crowd assembled on the corner near Mitchell and Lynde's bank last evening to see some of the apparatus for the electric light system which had just been unloaded.

1907 -- 100 years ago
More than 500 delegates and Rock Island citizens attended the state YMCA convention banquet at the 16th Street skating rink last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Paul Kochanski, Polish violin virtuoso, opened the 1932-33 season of the Tri-City Music Association last night at the Augustana College gymnasium, charming a group of more than 1,200 music lovers.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Harry Lefstein has been named chairman of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce annual meeting committee. Announcement of his appointment was made by Harold J. Osborne, president. The 36th annual dinner meeting will be held in January.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Whitey's Ice Cream Manufacturers Inc., Moline, has bought The Ice Creamery, 2516 18th Ave., Rock Island. Whitey's vice president Jon Tunberg said the firm closed the deal Saturday. The Ice Creamery's previous owners were Bob and Margaret Rapsilber.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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