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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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