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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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