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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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