Day in history for August 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The price for grain is so low that very little is coming forward for shipment. Farmers are holding the grain for better rates.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The new raft boat Eclipse left Rock Island for the north this morning. It is in the employ of the Cable Lumber Company.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Post Office dispatched 42,685 pounds of mail during July, according to a report made to the Post Office Dept. today. In all, there were more than 702,000 pieces of mail.

1932 -- 75 years ago
J.P. Siemon, Rock Island, has been elected by the stockholders as a director of the State Bank of Rock Island to serve the unexpired term of E.H. Guyer, a member of the board since the incorporation of the present bank in 1905.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An appeal in the Moline vs. Davenport Bridge Commission case will be filed tomorrow by Moline City Atty. John R. Coryn. Coryn will contest the district court's rulings which gave the bridge commission authority to condem public land in Moline and set $25,002 as payment for the condemnation.

1982 -- 25 years ago
More than seven months of negotiations between East Moline city officials and the municipal employees union ended Wednesday when the workers voted to ratify a new three year contract.

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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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