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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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