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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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