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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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