Day in history for August 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Prof. Cogswell, the celebrated magician, has been performing here for the past two evenings with feats that are truly astonishing.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Post Office will be removed from the Mitchell and Lynde block to the former McCabe Store Sunday to allow for the installation of a new tile floor and 1,500 new lock boxes.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The national commission recently appointed to investigate the clamming industry in the Mississippi Valley, visited in the city yesterday, visiting the button factories here.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Atty. Albert Huber was elected president of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce this afternoon at a meeting of the Board of Directors in the Fort Armstrong Hotel. He succeeds A.H. Bowlby who was named national councillor. Huber had been first vice president of the organization.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Blaser's Auto Sales, Inc., 1400 4th Ave., Moline, has been appointed exclusive Edsel dealer for Rock Island County, it was announced by the Edsel Division of the Ford Motor Co.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Seven days and 523 miles later, it is over. The Register's Annual Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) sponsored by the Des Moines Register, ended Saturday in front of the LeClaire Park bandshell in Davenport.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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