Day in history for July 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The railroad company has defied the city authorities in continuing with construction work. The city council earlier denied their request for permission to make improvements at the depot.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A little more than $200 dog tax has been collected thus far. The collection will be faster now with the annual slaughter of the 'unpaid' beginning in 10 days.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Charles L. Larkin was unanimously elected president of the Rock Island Library Board last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Moline extended its winning streak to two games yesterday by rallying to trim the Keokuk Indians, 7-4. The Plows face the Indians again tonight. Meanwhile, the Islanders continued to roll as they downed Waterloo, 12-0.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Roy E. Eaton story will be told on a national television show, with scenes filmed at the Rock Island courthouse where the man obtained freedom after 16 years wrongful imprisonment. One of the 'actors' was Eaton himself. He was released from prison in April, 1956, after it was proved he did not participate in a Rock Island kidnap-robbery in 1938.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Lutheran Hospital is continuing work on a $437,354 renovation of its west wing after resolving questions that prompted city officials to order work stopped.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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