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: 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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