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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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