Today is Monday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2014. There are 163 days left in the year.|
1864 — 150 years ago: A large meerschaum pipe with a cherry stem was lost from a man's pocket while riding about town on Friday last. The finder will be suitably rewarded.
1889 — 125 years ago: The foundry at the Rock Island Stove Works shut down this morning because of the excessive heat.
1914 — 100 years ago: The midsummer meeting of the Tri-City Press Club was held at Watch Tower Inn. New active members admitted were M.C. Fisher, W.F. Perry, H.F. Podaski, Carl Ed and Harry Stanley.
1939 — 75 years ago: The first successful color pictures of Mars, taken with special equipment by Earl Slupher, American astronomer, indicate that plant life exists on the planet.
1964 — 50 years ago: Directors of Modern Woodmen of America have approved the design and construction plans for the fraternal life insurance society's new home office building, soon to be erected on the Mississippi River shore between 17th and 15th Streets in Rock Island.
1989 — 25 years ago: Even though the Moline Riverfest Committee may take a financial licking on big entertainment at last month's fest, it probably will break even on the overall event.
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