Day in history for October 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There ia very little water on the upper rapids. Several boats have run aground on them in the past few days.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Uncle Tom's Cabin company paraded the streets of Rock Island yesterday as an advertisement for their show tonight. They attracted a good deal of attention with the pet pony and the three bloodhounds.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Twin-City Clearing House Assn. was formed yesterday at a meeting of bankers from Rock Island and Moline. Phil Mitchell of the Rock Island State Bank was elected first president.

1932 -- 75 years ago
About 5,000 students in Rock Island public and parochial schools have signed pledges not to damage or remove property on Halloween and all who keep their promise will be entertained at a free show Nov.5 at the Fox Theater as guests of the Rock Island merchants.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An eight month remodeling and store improvement project, carried out at an estimated cost of $130,000, will be commemorated by a grand reopening event at Rock Island's Montgomery Ward store.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A depression-style tent village was set up in Davenport's LeClaire Park called 'Reagan Ranch'. It's message was 'Trickledown theory is not treat' in opposition to the Reagan administration's 'Reaganomics' policies.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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