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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