Day in history for October 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The members of Western Engine Company No. 1 will meet at the engine house tonight. George Carton is foreman of the company.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The river packets are doing an immense freighting business this fall. The boats are being loaded as heavily as possible in order to move as much as they can before the river closes.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Bankers of Rock Island and Moline will meet tonight at the Rock Island Club to discuss the financial situation and the organization of a clearing house association.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Monmouth will try to upset Augustana College for the third succesive year to put the Vikings out of the race for the Little 10 championship when the Scots invade Ericson Field tomorrow night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A new name was adopted for the United Jewish Federation at the annual dinner meeting last night at the Tri-City Jewish Center in Rock Island. The group will be known as the United Jewish Charities of Rock Island County.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An exhibit illustrating the history of the short-lived Black Hawk War on its sesquicentennial is currently on display at Denkmann Library at Augustana College, featuring some rare Indian artifacts, copies of documents related to the campaign and a model of a typical Indian village.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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