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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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