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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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