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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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