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Day in history for August 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A poor woman has lost her small black portemonaie (purse). It was lost coming from the island to the city by way of the bridge. It contained $10.95 and a medal.

1882 -- 125 years ago
About 4,000 people gathered in Union Square to hear Biehl's band present the first open air concert of the season.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dan Patch was the star attraction at the Davenport race meeting yesterday. The famous horse ran the mile in 1:58.5. The track record was lowered by two seconds.

1932 -- 75 years ago
With one of the battlefronts in the war of Illinois miners against a reduced wage scale moving closer to the Quad-City area, Sheriff Fred R. Schlueter acted promptly to curb any disorders in case the miners decide to march on Rock Island County mines. The nearest they have come to the Quad-City area has been three miles southeast of Coal Valley.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Not many years ago farmers were satisfied to plant their corn two rows at a time. Then came the four row planters and cultivators to match. The big news in modern farming today is the John Deere 694. It is a six row planter and a cultivator which plows the same width swath.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Carbon Cliff residents are now eligible for increased flood insurance benefits on their homes and property.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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