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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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