Day in history for July 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Bones have been found in the Fourth Ward by laborers engaged in excavating the earth. They are supposed to be bones of Indians.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The county roads are still in a bad condition and the businessmen of the city are planning to petition the county supervisors to have them repaired at once.

1907 -- 100 years ago
There is not a single case of contagious disease in the city at the present time. The last warning card was removed by health authorities last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
High officials and representatives of the various groups of employees of the Rock Island Lines joined last evening in a appeal to business interests of the Quad-City area to support the movement to bring other forms of transportation under the same regulations as the railways.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Starlings, a pesky bird brought to this country from England and now a problem in many American cities, received official attention of the Moline City Council last night.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Officials of the $200,000 Quad Cities Open golf tournament say all systems are go for the upcoming week of birdies, bogeys and biggies - better known as celebrities. Hundreds of area volunteers work energetically to put the tournament on the map.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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