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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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