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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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