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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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