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: 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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