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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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