Day in history for July 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The mustangs continue to attract much attention and find a ready sale. They afforded amusement for about 200 person yesterday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Evan B. Swain was awarded a silver medal by the Phoenix Hose Company last night for being the first to arrive at fires most often over the past six months.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Three-I baseball club defeated the league-leading Springfield Senators, 1-0, yesterday to take over the No. 1 spot.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Creation of a municipal playground on a tract of land west of 5th St. and in the vicinity of 20th Ave. is being urged by Alderman A.L. Holtzer of the first ward.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Children living in the neighborhood of 23rd Ave. and 35th St., Moline, held a carnival yesterday afternoon in the yard at 3479 23rd Ave., and raised $47.65 which they turned over to the county cancer drive fund, the most the chapter ever received from a single carnival. The carnival was attended by more than 100 youngsters.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are still searching for the person who turned four parked cars into bonfires on June 28. Three of the torched cars were parked in the SouthPark parking lot and one was in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge on Airport Road.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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