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 estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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