Chuckles for July 2007



July 02
Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
--Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

July 05
I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
--Herb Caen

July 09
Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
--Henry Kissinger

July 11
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
--Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

July 12
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
--Isabel Colegate

July 16
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
--Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

July 18
The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.
--Henry J. Tillman

July 20
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
--Lane Olinghouse

July 23
I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
--Jack Benny (1894 - 1974)

July 25
Laughter is inner jogging.
--Norman Cousins (1915 - 1990)

July 30
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
--Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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