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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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