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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