Day in history for July 20, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
On July 18th we received the Davenport News of July 15th - only three days from Davenport to this city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
This morning a horse belonging to a lightning rod salesman ran away with his buggy and upset it on 17th St. It took the man some time to collect all his lightning rods.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Major J.C. Long announced today that water will be turned into the Hennepin Canal feeder from the Rock River about Oct. 1. The heavy rains have delayed work on the feeder.

1932 -- 75 years ago
John H. Stapp, Rock Island, was elected secretary of the district Florists' Telegraph Delivery Assn. at a meeting last night in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two workmen on the government bridge rehabilitation project received minor injuries yesterday when the scaffold elevator on which they were working broke loose and fell 10 feet to the bridge roadway. The accident was the first on the million dollar project since work started this spring.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Neighbors say it smells terrible, attracts hordes of flies and makes eating outdoors a stomach-turning experience. George Lundahl, of 4340 4th Ave., East Moline, says his family has dubbed it 'the Downs dung mountain,' and they're not happy about its eruption in their neighborhood.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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