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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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