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: 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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