Day in history for July 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All the late New York papers and magazines can be found at F.H. Warren's Book Store.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Owners of real estate should chalk up their holding a notch or two in consequence of the ordering of the Hennepin Canal survey.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Moline, East Moline And Watertown Railway Co. yesterday requested a permanent injuction against the city of East Moline to restrain the city from interfering with the operation of its cars.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than 2,000 persons were thrilled by the spectacle which the annual Lantern Parade of the Rock Island playground children presented last night at the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium. The parade was by far the largest ever held in the history of the event.

1957 -- 50 years ago
M.W. Driggs, 2825 5 1/2 Ave., Rock Island, manager of the Modern Woodmen home office camp service department, will retire tomorrow after more than 52 years with the society. Mr. Driggs started as a clerk Jan. 30, 1905.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A lot of concern over elderly housing and a large dose of sentiment brought a loyal band of about 25 protestors to the old Mercy Hospital in Davenport Friday evening to publicly criticize hospital officials who want to tear down the 113 year old building.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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