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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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