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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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