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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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