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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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