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: 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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