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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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