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: 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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