Day in history for August 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There was a most disgraceful row and drunken fight in the Third Ward recently and some of the persons involved were thrown in jail. These scrapes are dignified by the name of 'ball' or 'cotillion party'.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Fay Templeton Company presented Audran's comic opera, 'Olivette,' at Harper's Theater. Miss Templeton was particularly piquant and bewitching.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Plans for the annual Labor Day celebration were announced by J.W. Cavanaugh, marshal for the day. There will be a laborers parade in the morning and picnic at Suburban Island in the afternoon.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Gorilla Jones of Akron, Ohio, soundly drubbed Kid Leonard in a 10-round boxing match at the Palmer School arena. About 1,500 fans witnessed the fight.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Production workers at the Rock Island Millwork Co. were on the job as usual today after voting to accept a company offer for a wage increase of three cents an hour across the board.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Four Quad-Cities area residents were killed when a small single-engine plane crashed about 10 p.m. Sunday, 10 miles north of Burlington near Dodgeville. Killed were the pilot, Roger Cathcart, and his wife, Carol, of Port Byron; Gerald Herman of Moline and Chester Plumb of Port Byron.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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