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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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