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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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