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 Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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