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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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