Day in history for August 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Donelson's new book is published and can be had at the Warren Book Store.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A number of counterfeit silver dollars are in circultion in this city. Although authorities are trying to trace them, they have had no success.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The new Davenport Memorial fountain for Long View Park arrived from the New York foundry today and the work of setting it up in the park will begin tomorrow.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Four directors were reelected for three years each and two other directors were elected to unexpired terms through August 1933, at the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Black Hawk Building and Loan Assn. last night in Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island city employees will sponser a party Wednesday noon, Sept 4, honoring Nicholas J. Hoeltzner, assistant water superintendent, for his completion of 50 years of service in the Water Department.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bids for work on the second stage of the Milan flood levee. The project will protect Milan and the Big Island Conservancy District from 200-year floods on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. Work on the first stage already is under construction.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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