Day in history for July 18, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Our office was honored by a serenade by the Rock Island Sax Horn Band.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The new street car on the Milan road proved to be of a too narrow gauge and will have to be replaced.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island merchants are jubilant today as the circus yesterday brought thousands of visitors to the city.

1933 -- 75 years ago
E.J. VanHoutte of East Moline and Joe Burke of Rock Island were tied for top place in the Sears, Roebuck Andamp; Co., handicap golf tournament at the Saukie public links of Rock Island, each turning in a score of net 69. They will engage in a match play next Sunday to determine the champion.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Whisked in a moment from a cold, rainy night in Illinois to a bright, sunny morning on an Oklahoma farm -- that was the experience of nearly a thousand music lovers who braved the chilly drizzle to fill the Prospect Park auditorium to capacity for the opening of the Quad-City Music Guild's production of Andquot;Oklahoma!Andquot; last night.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The so-called Andquot;dog days of summerAndquot; could more correctly be called the Andquot;hog daysAndquot; of summer. High temperatures and humidity combine to put livestock under unusual stress. Geneseo Rendering Service Co. has already picked up twice as many dead animals now than all of last year.

Back: Available days in July 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




(More History)