Day in history for July 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We learn that the city authorities have purchased the bridges across the Rock River at Camden which are owned by Judge Bailey. The price paid we believe was $25,000.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Congress today passed the rivers and harbors bill which included an appropriation of $30,000 for a new survey of the Hennepin Canal. An appropriation of $1 million originally was requested.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The annual report of the Bethany Protective Assn. issued today shows that the receipts of Bethany Home were $5,150.72 for the year and the disbursements were $4,336.25.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans are being made to accommodate more than 1,000 persons Sunday at the all day picnic to be held by the Belgian-American Brotherhood of Rock Island at Jens' Grove, it was announced today by Henry Bulins, general chairman.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Christ Episcopal Church has acquired the former W.A. Hewitt residence at 804 11th Ave., Moline, as a rectory for the Rev. William Lewis and family, who expect to move to Moline from Buda before the end of the summer.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A Deere And Co. accountant testified Monday afternoon that International Harvester's infringement of John Deere's patented cornhead in 1973 cost Deere more than $21 million.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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