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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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