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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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