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 Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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