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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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