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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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