Today is Thursday, July 10, the 191st day of 2014. There are 174 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The buildings at the Rock Island Arsenal Barracks are being whitewashed. The roads are being widened and made solid and permanent. 1889 -- 125 years ago: John L. Sullivan badly defeated Jake Kilrain for the heavyweight championship of the world in 75 rounds. The fight lasted two hours and 18 minutes. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Dorothy Rhoads, of Rock Island, was injured when a speeding automobile hit the horse she was riding in Moline and threw her to the pavement. One of the horse's legs was broken. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The massive reinforced concrete pillars on the Rock Island-Davenport bridge are almost completed and the first of the steel for the superstructure will arrive this week. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Mayor Al Dussliere, with the unanimous approval of the East Moline City Council, today issued a statement endorsing the proposed creation of a hospital district for the East Moline-Silvis area. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co. issued the summer's first peak alert today because temperatures are expected to be in the 90s for the next several days.