Day in history for July 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
It is with pleasure we notice that stone heap on East Street is being flattened out. It has been in the road for several months.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Stone for the foundation of the new Rock Island county office building is being delivered.

1908 -- 100 years ago
John D. Cady defeated Ardo Mitchell, 5 to 4 in the Western Association Golf Championship games at the Arsenal this morning.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Announcement was made at the offices of Modern Woodmen of America in Rock Island today of the appointment of Harman L. Ruff as assistant head clerk, and John C. Phillips as secretary to head clerk. J.G. Ray. Ruff has been serving since 1921 as secretary to the head clerk.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Scott County Humane Society has been receiving city dog license fees illegally since 1952, city attorney Maxwell Miller uncovered today. As a result, the Davenport city council this week is scheduled to approve a resolution renewing a contract with the humane society for the care of animals. Andquot;It apparently was an oversight by previous councils when the contract came due,Andquot; Miller stated.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Dr. Gary Pynckel, Bettendorf, an osteopathic and general practice physician, has been selected for the 1983 Outstanding Young Men of America Award.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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