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: 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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