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: A large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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