Day in history for October 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Two Rock Island men appeared before Magistrate Bean, charged with being drunk. The men were not fined when they gave their word not to get drunk again.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Plans for a businessmen's association are being formulated in this city to promote the industrial and commercial interests of Rock Island. The first meeting of the group will be Oct. 9.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.G. Oglevee, pastor of the Mediapolis, Iowa, Presbyterian Church has been called to the Broadway Presbyterian Church of this city as assistant pastor and will arrive in Rock Island to preach his first sermon Sunday

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island American Legion Post No. 200 considered plans last night for the establishment of a new club room. The post formerly had a club room in the south wing of the city hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island is the largest of 89 out of 151 Illinois cities with a population of 5,000 or more to report no traffic fatalities during the first six months of 1957.

1982 -- 25 years ago
At least four dead pigeons were found in downtown Moline, and city officials fear they may have died after eating poisoned apples. A doctor in Centrallia, said it is more likely the birds died at their roosting spots after eating grain treated with insecticide.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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