Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014. There are 173 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: A severe storm of wind, accompanied by hail, sheets of rain and lightning, passed over the city last night, continuing at intervals during the night with increased severity. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The firm of Walsh and Edwards received the contract for the new Catholic Cathedral in Davenport. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Mary Ehmen was installed as noble grand of Eudora Rebekah Lodge. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The use of $90,000 of Rock Island city and county gas tax funds for the paving of 11th Street has been approved by the state highway engineer. 1964 -- 50 years ago: J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has issued an invitation to Lt. Charles L. Meyers Jr. of the Rock Island Police Department to attend the 74th session of the FBI National Academy beginning Aug. 3, 1964. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities tied a 42 year record on Monday with 28 days without measurable precipitation as temperatures reached 100 degrees in the late afternoon.