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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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