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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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