Day in history for August 25, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- The cholera is abroad and chloride of zinc is the most powerful and effectual agent known for purifying the atmosphere and cleaning the air.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- The police have been instructed to capture the horses which have been allowed to run at large on 1st Avenue at night and to hold them at the city pound.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- The city has purchased a light for the fountain donated by the National Humane Alliance and set up at Flattron Square on 17th Street.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- The Williams-White Co. of Moline will share to the extent of $61,450 in the federal contract for the lock operating and power house machinery and a complete electrical control system for the Rock Island 9-foot channel project.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- A permit for construction of a new convent for the sisters of St. Joseph's Catholic School, Rock Island, was issued by William K. Kiser, Rock Island building inspector. The convent will be erected at 1301 3rd Ave.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- About 18,000 phone lines within the city of Rock Island went dead between 11:14 a.m. and 12:18 p.m. today. Gary Robinson, manager of Illinois Quad-City Bell, said he hoped to have a full explanation on what caused the outage and have phone service returned to normal early this afternoon.
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