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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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