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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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