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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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