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: 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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