Day in history for July 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
'Ginger,' the wag of the Banjo company, really hit at the bridge nuisance yesterday evening.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Blues defeated the Rock Island Stars yesterday, 18-16.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The heaviest rainfall of the year occurred last night with 1.2 inches falling in 25 minutes. The total rainfall for the past 24 hours was 2.38 inches, almost a record.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Bethany Home now has 55 children, according to a report given at the monthly meeting of the board last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's seven new air raid sirens were put in use for the first time when an alert was sounded at 9:59 a.m. The mock bomb did not fall until about 3 hours later. Rock Island has been designated as one of seven cities in Illinois likely to be bombed.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The St. Joseph's Parish Council will meet tonight to discuss selling the Rock Island church and adjacent property to the Rock Island County Public Building Commission as a site for the new jail. The church property, just west of the county courthouse at 13th St. and 2nd Ave., also includes Jordan Junior High School and a large parking lot. The St. Joseph's Church property is one of four properties that the commission is interested in.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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