Day in history for July 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday was a warm, comfortable day, though a bad one for flies. The high recorded was 74 degrees.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The number of aesthetic young men who wear immense lilies pinned to their coat lapels is sadly on the increase in this city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The commissioner of the state board of charities arrived in the city today to investigate the application of the Rock Island County Humane Society for articles of incorporation.

1932 -- 75 years ago
J. Paul Califf, Aledo attorney and former resident of Rock Island, was chosen as a member of the state managing committee for the Democratic campaign in Illinois this fall at a meeting of party leaders today in Springfield.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Collection of the Moline wheel tax started today in the city clerk's office at city hall. Mrs. Lillian Carlson, city clerk, said 18,000 windshield stickers have been received. The cost for pleasure cars will again be $4 until Sept. 1, when a penalty of 50 cents a month will be added for later purchasers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Two local students recently won awards in the Junior Engineering Technical Society's annual summer program at Bradley University, Peoria. Dave Sheesley of Moline and Joe Fuqua of East Moline both won second places in the design competition.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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