Day in history for October 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Smith, of Davenport, being about to remove into a new block is closing out his carpets at cost. Here is a chance for housekeepers.

1882 -- 125 years ago
As soon as the remainder of the iron required for the Milan street car line shall be received, the road will be formally thrown open to the public.

1907 -- 100 years ago
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the Milan celebration of the opening of the Hennepin canal on Oct. 21. A sports program has been arranged for this day with free boat rides on the canal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Cousins, a 7-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, both of Moline, were seriously injured this morning when they were struck by the eastbound Rocky Mountain limited of the Rock Island Lines at the 3rd Street crossing, Moline.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Arson fears flamed anew today in wake of a fire last night which destroyed two cattle feeding barns on the Russell Saur farm, north of Buffalo.

1982 -- 25 years ago
About 350 Caterpillar Tractor Co. Davenport Plant employees will be laid off Friday as a result of the United Auto Workers Strike. They are clerical workers, secretaries and non-management, non-union staff members. Similar layoffs are expected at other locations. No negotiations have been held since Sept. 31.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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