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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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