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 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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