Day in history for August 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Any family who wants a good girl to work in the kitchen can hear of one by calling at the Argus office.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The wooden sidewalk in front of the gas office was discovered to be on fire this afternoon. Some water quickly extinguished the flames and little damage was done.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The first car over the Silvis branch of the East Moline Interurban line went over the tracks this morning with Superintendent Jully at the controls. Passengers on the first trip rode free.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County share of the gas tax money will be $65,300.90 for the first half of the year, according to a notice received today by County Clerk C.N. Isaacson. This amount is somewhat less than the figures for similar periods of 1930 and 1931.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Work is progressing satisfactorily on the new $3,300,000 Moline High School under construction at 41st St. off 23rd Ave., according to Lamont Hultgren, Principal.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island City Council took the first step last week to approve the sale of $350,000 worth of industrial revenue bonds to Servus Rubber Co. The bonds will be used to bring in new equipment and refurbish other equipment, this will create 25 to 35 jobs.

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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.








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