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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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