Day in history for August 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Ned Davis' famous Negro minstrel steamer, 'Banjo,' will be in Davenport with its cargo of fun next week.

1882 -- 125 years ago
J.K. Emmet will be the next attraction at Harper's Theater. He will appear Friday in 'Fritz in Ireland.' This is one of his most popular roles.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A prospectus has been issued by the First Savings Bank Life Insurance Co. of Illinois, a new venture in the insurance field which will have its headquarters in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island Kiwanians at their noon session today decided to present the name of Earl H. Hanson, principal of Rock Island High School and former president of the club, as the club's choice for lieutenant governor of the Illinois and eastern Iowa district at the district conference in Bloomington, Sept. 11-14

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two Hampton brothers, Ed Vickers, 19, and Richard, 17, left the Quad-Cities on their bikes for Sacramento, Calif. They made Glendo, Wyo., 900 miles away in six days. Their only mishaps so far have been three flat tires and a bent wheel.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois State Lottery had a record year with revenues jumping 55 percent to $334.7 million in new money for state programs, said Michael Jones, lottery superintendent.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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