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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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