Day in history for July 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have been informed of the appointment of Capt. William Frizzell of Rock Island to the position of U.S. Deputy Marshal for the northern district of Illinois.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The school law has been changed. The supervisor now must hold quarterly examinations for teachers.

1908 -- 100 years ago
H.H. Cleveland is chairman of the executive committee in charge of the arrangements for the state Knights Templar meeting.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Taking full advantage of a familiar course, the Short Hills Country Club golf team yesterday swept through the second round of 1933 Velie Cup matches in East Moline.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-City area is currently being used as one of the testing markets for a new product, Silvikrin Shampoo. Originally discovered by a German chemist in 1926, and further processed in England, Silvikrin is manufactured in the United States by Harold F. Ritchie Inc.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Leanna Moen of Moline is a first-time designer and through her unique Andquot;Sweetie CapAndquot; has returned dignity to many women cancer patients all across the country. The cap is a turban made of soft cotton or terrycloth. A lock of hair, cut to look like bangs, is attached with Velcro at the front of the cap. Andquot;It restores their dignity,Andquot; said Mrs. Moen.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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