Day in history for August 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Good watermelons were for sale by Mr. Dayo at his market opposite the City Hotel yesterday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Next Monday the new Cable waterworks will be given their final test. It is the intention of Superintendent Kramer to pump 4,000,000 gallons in 24 hours.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Lieutenant Col. Frank E. Hobbs, the new commanding officer of Rock Island Arsenal, arrived in Rock Island last night and took command at the Arsenal this morning.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A resolution urging the city councils of Rock Island, Davenport, Moline and East Moline to take action toward reduction of rates charged on electric lights, gas and telephones in the Quad-City area, was adopted by the Tri-City Federation of Labor last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Several hundred spectators joined Davenport's small boat operators yesterday in dedicating new Credit Island Harbor boating facilities under a Davenport Levee Commission. A two-mile long string of decorated boats paraded from the main channel into the long harbor.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The downtown Business Association of Rock Island wants the city coucil to lower the fees for day-long parking in Rock Island. The recommendations came in response to a continuing downtown parking problem in Rock Island.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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