Day in history for August 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Through the neglect of the county clerk, the papers in the ferry appeal case were not sent up to the circuit court in time for trial in the last term. The ferry company gets an opportunity to collect its old high rates of toll all summer.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The city rock pile was formally opened this morning in the Rock Island Armory yard where rock has been placed for that purpose. A large crowd gathered to watch the first workers.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Trustees of the $100,000 Rock Island new factory fund voted last night to request all subscribers to pay their first installment of 20 per cent. A total of $135,000 was subscribed.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The sweetheart team of the screen, Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, appear in 'The First Year,' their latest flim now playing at the Fort Theater in Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will be observed by the Popular Astronomy Club Sunday at the Sky Ridge Observatory, Coaltown Rd., south of Moline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
After a brief meeting Friday afternoon, Deere And Co. and United Auto Workers negotiators recessed contract talks until Aug. 23. A company spokesman would not comment on the content of the meeting, negotiators could not be reached for comment.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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