Day in history for August 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are now prepared to do all kinds of job printing cheaper and better than any other office in the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A number of subscriptions have been received to the fund for the erection of a music stand in Union Park and work on the structure will begin immediately.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The United Christian Party will hold its national convention in Rock Island in 1908 to nominate a president and vice president to run in the coming elections, W.R. Benkert, Davenport, party chairman, said today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Damage estimated at $2,000 resulted from a fire at 6:20 this morning at the Rialto Theater, Rock Island. Firemen attributed the blaze to spontaneous combustion.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island is one of 10 cities in the 25,000 to 50,000 population bracket in the nation to be selected by a committee of the American Bar Assn. for awards for improvement in their traffic court practices and procedures during 1956.

1982 -- 25 years ago
About two dozen members of the Quad-Cities Hispanic community marched in front of the Scott County Jail to protest a federal crackdown aimed at rounding up illegal immigrants holding local jobs. A total of 56 person have been seized and 32 already have been sent back to Mexico.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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