Day in history for September 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Semmons And Co., the celebrated English Opticians and manufacturers of the improved Brazilian Pebble spectacles, respectfully announce their arrival and may be consulted for a few days only at LeClaire House, Davenport.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The first car for the Rock Island and Milan street railway arrived from St. Louis.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The city dads of Rock Island and Moline battled at Island City Park for seven long innings for the benefit of Bethany Home, Rock Island, winning by a score of 18 to 11.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Robbers struck almost simultaneously at a Davenport bank and six other business places in the Quad-Cities during the noon hour in a record outbreak of crime and fled with loot in the estimated total of more than $20,000.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Campbell's Island residents were cutting trees on the five-acre tract near the famed 'Indian Massacre' monument for preparation of a community park. When completed, the area will include a baseball diamond, picnic area, tennis courts and playground.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Black Hawk College could have a new computer ready for spring semester if the BHC trustees follow a committee recommendation to spend $1.4 million for the machine, associated equipment and updated language packages.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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