Day in history for August 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There will be a meeting at the courthouse to take preliminary measures for the establishment of a lyceum in this city. All interested are invited to attend.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Directors of the Rock Island and Moline street car line held a meeting and decided to construct a double tram rail track on the bridge over the Rock River.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The heavy rainfall last night broke all local Weather Bureau records for precipitation in a given period of time. In 15 minutes, 1.1 inches of rain fell and in the last 24 hours, 1.94 inches.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Traffic officials of the Inland Waterways Corp. have been in Rock Island interviewing shippers in connection with plans for inauguration of the Quad City metropolitan switching district.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Mayor Warren C. Yerger of Rock Island declared he has complete confidence in financial reports of two existing city officials despite charges made by Conny Bodine, ousted city manager, that figures on potential shortages in the capital improvement fund are 'completely false on purpose.'

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission agreed to expand the Quad-Cities urban area boundary, making several areas, including Carbon Cliff and Green Rock, eligible for federal highway funds.

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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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