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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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