Day in history for July 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A Rock Island woman was taken to Jacksonville to be placed in an insane asylum. While on her way to Jacksonville she gave conclusive proof of her insanity. There is no affliction more to be regretted than insanity.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A telephone line soon will be connected between Rock Island and Maquoketa, Iowa.

1908 -- 100 years ago
B.D. Connelly made the presentation speech at the dedication exercises at Long View Park yesterday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Work of rehabilitating the plant of the Rock Island Brewing Co. will be undertaken immediately with a view toward starting the manufacture of beer in a few weeks, Gustave Tegeler, general manager, announced today. Expenditure of about $203,000 are contemplated to put the brewery in operation.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The second meeting of the Barstow Teenagers was followed by a square dance Wednesday night in the Barstow District fire house. The McCalls of East Moline were instructors.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Arte Johnson, best known for his comedy work on the TV show Andquot;Laugh-In,Andquot; came to the Quad-Cities Monday afternoon, along with Lee Van Cleef, another well-known Hollywood actor, for a press conference prior to appearing at Pro-Am day at the Miller High Life Quad Cities Open at Oakwood Country Club Wednesday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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