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: 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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