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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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