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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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