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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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