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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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