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 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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