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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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