Day in history for August 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Why doesn't someone bring prairie chickens to market? They are selling for 40 cents each in Davenport.

1882 -- 125 years ago
An aesthetic thief has been down on 8th Avenue and has helped himself to a number of plants and flowers belonging to residents in the neighborhood.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Walter Freeman of Rock Island again lowered his time of swimming the Mississippi River at Rock Island, crossing in 15 minutes and seven seconds.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.D. Waterman of Davenport became women's champion of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club for the 12th time this morning when she defeated Miss Velma Driffil of Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A young ex-Marine from Moline may be on his way up to some degree of fame as a bullfighter. He is Rocky Moody, 22, who fought in the Korean War. Moody now is studying and fighting young bulls at Aguascalientes, sometimes called Mexico's 'bullfighter factory.'

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Twin Rivers Bass Association will hold its fourth annual Mississippi Valley Bass Clubs Tournament at Sunset Park in Rock Island Aug. 28. Area bass clubs are invited to send their best 10-man team to the competition. Proceeds go to the Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults. Last year's event earned more than $12,000.

Back: Available days in August 2007



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

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.








(More History)