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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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