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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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