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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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