Day in history for July 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
I will receive proposals at my office in this city until the 6th day of August, for the lowest and best bid for furnishing and laying down a sidewalk around the court house square, 14 feet wide, of good sound two inch pine plank. By order of the board of supervisors, Rock Island County.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Friends of the Hennepin Canal felt like throwing in the sponge yesterday. Today they may throw up their hats for the Senate has renewed the battle for appropriations for it.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Announcement was made today that the car shops of the Rock Island Lines will be moved from Chicago to Silvis.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Eight hundred thirty men are now employed at the Rock Island Arsenal, according to a report made today by Colonel Herman W. Schull, Arsenal Commandant.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 45 blind persons from the area attended the 14th Annual picnic for the blind. The event, sponsored by the Rock Island Lions Club, was held in Long View Park.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The intersection of 42nd Avenue and 7th Street in East Moline is the most dangerous intersection in the Quad-Cities. That's the finding of this year's annual rating of the 10 most dangerous intersections in the five-county Quad-City area by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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