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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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