Day in history for July 19, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Thomas Reilly has lost his coat somewhere. He says he will pay $5 to anyone who will leave it at this office.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Ben T. Cable was elected an officer of the Davenport Boat Club last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A Taft Club was organized by a group of Republicans at Turner hall last night.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Twenty-five night employees of the Rock Island Lines depot of Rock Island enjoyed a stag outing today at Credit Island. In a baseball game between the roundhouse and fire department of the railroad, a home run by Frank Bledsoe in the ninth inning gave the roundhouse team the victory.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Twenty persons received certificates last night upon the successful completion of a 1-week course designed to teach them how to teach handicapped persons to swim. The sessions were held at the Rock Island YWCA pool. Ernie Goetz, first aid and water safety representative for the American Red Cross, conducted the course.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Todd Rosenthal, an assistant varsity wrestling coach at East Moline, finished fourth in the International Wrestling Tournament in East Germany. Rosenthal, competing in the Greco-Roman division, defeated an East German, a Bulgarian and a Czechoslovakian before losing two matches to Russian competitors.

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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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