Day in history for July 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
An auctioneer engaged in selling Webber's stock of dry goods could not get a bid on anything he put up. Determined to get at least one bid, he put up his own 50 cent piece for sale. The high bid was 40 cents.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Board of Education's tax levy for the expenses of the current year is the same as that for the past year, $25,000.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Several additions to the plant of the Rock Island Stove Co. have been completed. The enlarged building is needed because of the increase of production over the past few years.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A Rock Island man was bound over to the Grand Jury by Police Magistrate John T. Bauer on a charge of larceny of an automobile. The man claimed he took the auto by mistake.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The sale of three former mansions, once homes of pioneer Rock Island families, was announced today. Involved are the former F.C.A. Denkmann, T.B. Davis and William H. Marshall properties on 26th St. between about 6th and 7th Aves.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline woman had a narrow brush with death Friday night after she apparently slashed her jugular vein during an accidental fall in her home. Authorities theorize she fell and caught her throat on a table corner or other sharp object.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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