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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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