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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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