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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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