Day in history for August 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The annual fair of the Rock Island County Agricultural Society will be held at the fairgrounds Sept. 16-17.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A meeting of the stockholders of the electric light company will be held tomorrow night at the office of the Rock Island Baby Carriage Co. to consider plans for expansion.

1907 -- 100 years ago
There has been very little doing among the Tri-City lumber mills this season owing to the scarcity of logs. Low water at the source of the Mississippi River has made it impossible to float logs.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than 2,000 persons attended the Community Night program held at Long View Park last night. Earl Wynn acted as master of ceremonies, and Herman Schnell led the community singing.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A $2,390,000 south slope sewer development program was presented at the Moline City Council meeting by the sewer advisory committee. The report recommended construction of lateral sewers, trunk sewers, interceptor sewer and a sewage treatment plant for the south slope which is approximately the drainage area between 23rd Avenue and the Rock River.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Riverdale School Board approved the sale of $420,200 worth of life safety bonds to finance repairs and energy conservation work at the high school and grade school.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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