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: 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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