Day in history for July 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A large number of mechanics and laborers who live in Davenport find daily employment and better wages in Rock Island than at home. This shows a thing or two in regard to what is going on.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The old machinery at the waterworks is now doing all the work as the new machinery is being given several coats of paint.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A total of 172 golfers have entered the trans-Mississippi tournament which opens tomorrow at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. A number of the golfers already have arrived in the city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Authority has been given by the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers for a river channel maintenance and improvement program this summer which will call for the employment of between 400 and 500 persons.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Most of the independent gasoline station operators in the Moline area dropped the price of regular gas one cent during the weekend. The new price at these stations is 28.9 cents.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Stanley Anderson, owner of Stanley's Tap, 1514 6th Ave., Moline, came face-to-face with a burglar this morning. Apparently, the man had hidden inside his tavern before closing, and then found himself locked inside when he couldn't kick down a recently installed steel door.

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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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