Day in history for October 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago bankers have thrown out Florence money, but we cannot see why this should alarm holders in this city. Our bankers take it without saying a word against it.

1882 -- 125 years ago
After the election excitement has been concluded in November, a veterans' association will be organized in Rock Island, it was reported today by the leaders of several Civil War regiments.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Harry Goff, Rock Island, champion trick and fancy roller skater of the world, has been billed for next week at the Family Theater.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans were completed today for a fitting welcome to President Hoover in Rock Island tomorrow when his special train will stop here en route to Des Moines where he will deliver his first address of the campaign tomorrow night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Arsenal employees received $515 in awards for work suggestions submitted last month. Savings to the government because of these suggestions totaled $4,106.91, according to the Arsenal office of public information.

1982 -- 25 years ago
David Morrell, PhD., is full professor of American literature at the University of Iowa. He is the author of five novels, one of which will be released this month. His first book, 'First Blood,' has been made into a $20-million movie.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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