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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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