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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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