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: 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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