Day in history for August 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The work on the sidewalks is making slow progress. The time fixed by the city council for its completion has expired.

1882 -- 125 years ago
More than 50 different attractions have been given dates at Harper's Theater for the coming season and it is expected that the season will be one of the best in the history of the theater.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Three proprietors of gaming houses in Rock Island were arrested by a squad of police led by Chief Eckhart. The drive against gambling is being pushed vigorously.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Playing steady, consistent golf, Roy Combs of Rock Island, former Quad City public links champion, defeated Pete Johnston of Moline, six and four, in a 36-hole match to win the men's annual championship tournament at the Black Hawk Hills Country Club yesterday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Ozark Air Lines established an all time traffic record for a single day last Friday, by flying a total of 1,670 passengers. The record passenger traffic over the 48- city Ozark system included 1,616 regular passengers and a charter flight of 54 passengers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Evelyn Witter of Milan, well-known local author, has received national recognition in 'Farm Wife News' a high circulation magazine which covers the farm scene from coast to coast.

Back: Available days in August 2007




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





(More History)