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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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