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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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