Day in history for July 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
An enlargement of the passenger depot has commenced in order to accommodate the express office, telegraph and baggage.

1882 -- 125 years ago
There is some talk of a fall meeting of the Tri-City Trotting Association, but as yet no definite plans have been adopted for the contemplated event.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Cosmopolitan Shows turned over $85 to the firemen's benefit fund today as a result of their showing here last week. The company claimed that receipts for the week totaled only $1,200.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Carl. V. Brock of Marion, Ind., has been appointed manager of the McCabe Dry Goods Co. of Rock Island, it was announced today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Eagle Signal Corp. and Local 2045 of the International Assn. of Machinists have reached an agreement on a two-year contract providing for wage increases, it was reported today by Carroll Wright, business representative of the union.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Construction began today on a $600,000, 7,900 square foot Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council Program Center on 1st Avenue east of 20th Street, on property donated by the City of Rock Island. Elview Construction, Inc., Davenport, will serve as general contractor. Completion of the building is scheduled for early 1983.

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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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