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: 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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