Day in history for July 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
On July 18th we received the Davenport News of July 15th - only three days from Davenport to this city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
This morning a horse belonging to a lightning rod salesman ran away with his buggy and upset it on 17th St. It took the man some time to collect all his lightning rods.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Major J.C. Long announced today that water will be turned into the Hennepin Canal feeder from the Rock River about Oct. 1. The heavy rains have delayed work on the feeder.

1932 -- 75 years ago
John H. Stapp, Rock Island, was elected secretary of the district Florists' Telegraph Delivery Assn. at a meeting last night in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two workmen on the government bridge rehabilitation project received minor injuries yesterday when the scaffold elevator on which they were working broke loose and fell 10 feet to the bridge roadway. The accident was the first on the million dollar project since work started this spring.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Neighbors say it smells terrible, attracts hordes of flies and makes eating outdoors a stomach-turning experience. George Lundahl, of 4340 4th Ave., East Moline, says his family has dubbed it 'the Downs dung mountain,' and they're not happy about its eruption in their neighborhood.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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