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: 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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