Day in history for July 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Morgan, driver of the hack between here and Fulton City, came down yesterday in six hours, including one hour for feed and the usual time for changing the mail. This is good traveling.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The monthly temperance meeting of the Broadway Presbyterian Church was held tonight.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Barnum and Bailey Circus will stage a huge street parade tomorrow morning.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Burglars entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Yeager, 1229 2nd Ave., Rock Island, early today and stole $5 in change from the pocket of Mr. Yeager's trousers and three rings from a dressing table.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A summer music festival of various groups sponsored by the Moline Board of Education will be presented at 7:30 Friday night at Wharton Field House. No admission fee will be charged, and the public is invited. All of the groups have been participating in a summer music program.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Faith and humility were two of the greatest virtues possessed by Alleman basketball coach Don Morris. Before a large crowd at St. Pius X Church in Rock Island, those virtues were carried out to the final Andquot;AmenAndquot; at his funeral. Morris had requested no eulogy and Rev. Eugene Kane of St. Puis X carried out his wish.

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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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