Day in history for October 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday two Rock Island men were each fined $5 and costs for disorderly conduct.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The fair at St. Joseph's new school rooms is being attended by throngs of people. Dancing is the favorite entertainment with the younger people.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Col. Hobbs, commandant of the Rock Island Arsenal, and other officers in his command are at Fort Sheridan today to demonstrate they are able to ride a horse 15 miles in compliance with President Teddy Roosevelt's orders.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Michel Wilkomirski, noted Polish violinist, will be featured on the opening program of a new Tri-City concert series to be presented Nov. 29

1957 -- 50 years ago
Alderman voted last night to double their pay but the increase will not take effect until a new council is elected and takes office in 1959. The increase in pay is from $10 to $20 a meeting.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The largest number of foreign ambassadors to ever travel to the heartlands of rural America met Friday at Secretary of Agriculture Jack block's Knox county farm. Eight ambassadors and foreign ministers toured the Black farm, riding on combines, watching the corm harvest progress and viewing 6,000 head farrow-to-finish hog operation on the 3,000 acre farm.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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