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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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