Day in history for July 20, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
In place of Judge Douglas' speech to the German Democracy, we publish an account of his reception at different points between Chicago and Bloomington last Friday. We wish to give the reception while it is fresh: the speech will not spoil by keeping.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Black Hawk brewery and stables in Davenport were destroyed by fire this morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Mayor H.C. Schafer and 10 aldermen are at Chicago to investigate the waterworks of that city.

1933 -- 75 years ago
One of the bins in the Osco elevator burst yesterday afternoon and about two thousand four hundred bushels of corn were spilled in the driveway. Volunteers with shovels arrived and scooped the corn into the dump until the bin could be fixed.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Lions Club's latest project is Andquot;Operation Pillow Clean.Andquot; Housewives taking their pillows to the unit will get to see the process while their pillows are being completely renovated. Tests showed that in feathers treated by ultra-violet light and ozone, the bacteria count was 94 per cent less than before.

1983 -- 25 years ago
An unusually high incidence of leukemia and another blood disorder in Atkinson and the surrounding area has prompted an investigation by state health and environmental agencies.

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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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