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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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