Today in history for Sunday, July 20, 2014

Posted Online: July 19, 2014, 6:39 pm
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Today is Sunday, July 20, the 201st day of 2014. There are 164 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The mercury on Friday indicated 96 degrees above 0, and on Sunday morning 56 degrees above 0 a change of 40 degrees.
1889 — 125 years ago: Peter Carlson, a former glass worker, was appointed a Rock Island police officer by Mayor McConchie.
1914 — 100 years ago: Herbert Roe, of Evanston, Ill., was named physical director of Rock Island high school by the Board of Education.
1939 — 75 years ago: Mars will be the closer to the earth than it has been for 15 years on Sunday, according to Carl Gamble, of Moline, president of the Popular Astronomy club.
1964 — 50 years ago: A Rock Island firm has made a big hit in the really big league at the New York World's Fair. A.L. Tunick, President of Chicken Delight Inc., which has its national offices at 11th St. and 27th Ave., Rock Island, boasts that a new Chicken Delight restaurant established at the Oklahoma Pavilion about a month ago is getting the raves, as well as plenty of customers.
1989 — 25 years ago: What is every American's dream? It's winning the lottery, buying a bottle of Dom Perignon 76, retiring and attending millionaire lottery reunions. Two Quad-Citians, Jim Boetje, of Milan, and Eunice Youngblood, of East Moline, experienced the dream when they won the Illinois State Lottery. Mr. Boetje won a $1.2 million dollar pot, and Mrs. Youngblood won $1.7 million.


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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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