Day in history for August 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The members of the Young Men's Catholic Association are requested to meet at St. James Catholic Church Sunday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The locations of the nine towers that will carry the new electric lights have been decided upon. Each section of the city will be awarded one of the towers.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Twin-City Driving Association of Rock Island was incorporated today and will hold its first race Aug. 27 to 30 at the 9th Street track. Running races will be held later in the season.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Efforts to reduce mothers' pensions in Rock Island County by about $3,000 were the subject of a conference today among members of the county board committee on public welfare and Judge George D. Long. Mothers' pensions in the county total about $35,000 a year.

1957 -- 50 years ago
At a special meeting of the board to the auxiliary of St. Anthony's Hospital last night, Margaret MacDonald was appointed president.

1982 -- 25 years ago
One East Moline trucker has littered his home with rows of glittering trophies. Testimony to his driving skills, Eldon Bostic skillfully wheeled 8-foot-wide vehicles from 30 feet to 60 feet around barricades.

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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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