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.

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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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