Day in history for August 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
John Warner, Fred Ridenbaugh, B.J. Cobb, P.W. Gallup, Capt. Phillips and others who have recently returned from a trip to Minnesota, sent us a fine string of speckled trout.

1882 -- 125 years ago
C.B. Knox, a guard on the government bridge, yesterday caught a 65-pound catfish and it was not considered a particularly good day for fishing, either.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island police made 88 arrests during the month of July. Magistrate J.E. Elliott collected $361.75 in fines.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Word was received in Rock Island today that Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley has approved the allotment of $186,000 for operation and care of the Hennepin Canal during the coming fiscal year. The allocation is approximately the same as last year.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island today honored David Junchen, the 11-year-old quiz whiz from Sherrard. David won on a tie and $32,000 on the TV show '$64,000 Challenge.' David also stopped at city hall, where Mayor Warren Yerger handed him a key to the city.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineersis is proposing that a hydroelectric plant be installed at Lock and Dam 14 near LeClaire, and says it could start cutting local utility bills in about five years.

Back: Available days in August 2007



Local events heading








  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






(More History)