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: 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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