Day in history for July 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We are requested by Mr. Spencer to say that on account of the unsafe condition of the bridge across Rock River he has discontinued running his hack line for the present.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The noted author and singer, Philip Phillips, will give a sacred concert at the First Methodist Church, Moline, this evening.

1905 -- 100 years ago
George H. Johnston, St. Louis, who erected the Illinois Theater, has been awarded the general contract for the new Moline playhouse, the consideration being $38,000.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Probably the first newspaper subscription in western Illinois received directly from the air was dropped by Paul M. Hewitt of New York City to the Keithsburg News as his plane swooped low above the village.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The monkeys on Monkey Island, Fejervary Park, Davenport are escaping their home. Nineteen of the frisky animals swam the moat and jumped out over the weekend, but all returned when feeding time was near.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Firefighters were called at 4:45 a.m. to Hedman Anderson and Co. at 209 W. Exchange St., Geneseo, but were unable to save the structure.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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