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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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