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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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