Day in history for August 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We understand that a calf was shot in Union Square yesterday under the supposition that it was mad. Why doesn't the marshal go on with the dog-killing?

1882 -- 125 years ago
Oliver Olson was elected president of the Rock Island Electric Light Co. at a meeting of the directors. C.E. Hawley was named secretary and J.T. Robinson, treasurer.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Several hundred Rock Island Masons attended the annual picnic of the Rock Island and Scott County Masonic Association. held yesterday afternoon at Suburban Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Two men who have served nearly four decades in the head office of the Modern Woodmen of America, Rock Island, will retire from active service Sept. 1, J.G. Ray, head clerk, announced today. The two are Frank A. Graves, chief of the suspension department, and Millard T. Stevens, chief of the junior department.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Sam Geifman, Davenport, has been appointed president of the Beth Israel Sisterhood of the Tri-City Jewish Center to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. Reuben Esrick. Mrs. Geifman has served on the executive board for several years.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Quad-Cities hospitals are being advised in a study by the Greater Quad-City Hospital Council to reduce overhead by reducing their number of beds.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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