Day in history for July 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We saw a young man lying in the gutter, asleep with his head upon his hat. It was fortunate that no police found him before he was helped up and moved to more comfortable sleeping quarters.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Telephone books have been distributed to all subscribers in the city and hereafter in calling, the number should be asked and not the name.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Trustees of the new factory fund today rejected the demands made by the H.W. Gossard Company of Chicago to move its corset factory to Rock Island, as the factory employs almost all women and very few men.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Louis E. Schnoor, 3912 7th Ave., Rock Island, went fishing yesterday afternoon in Sylvan Slough at the foot of 2nd Street, Moline, but instead of catching fish, he landed a sack of silverware.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Members of Local 1304, UAW-CIO, have voted that none of the members should put in overtime at the East Moline Works International Harvester Co., until present grievances are settled with the company.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The heavy storm dumped 3.55 inches of rain on the Quad-Cities, swamped streets, interrupted telephone service, closed J.I. Case Bettendorf plant and forced Illini Hospital to operate on emergency power for four hours Tuesday night.

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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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