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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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