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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