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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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