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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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