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: 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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