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: 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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