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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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