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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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