Day in history for July 21, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We are going to have a live circus in Rock Island next Wednesday. It is Spalding and Rogers' celebrated company. They have the reputation of being the best organization now traveling.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Carpenters are at work putting up a new bandstand at Franklin Park.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. F.J. Rolf of Massena, Iowa, has accepted a call to the pastorage of the German Evangelical Church, Rock Island.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Operation and maintenance of two Rock Island departments of public safety - the fire and police department - will cost $94,250 during the year - which began April 1 under appropriations fixed by the city council. The fire department will get $59,250 and the police, $35,000.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Babe DeMay, Rock Island, won the expert finals class in the motorcycle races run yesterday afternoon at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds before approximately 2,500 fans.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Paula Bonduelle was a representative from United Township High School at the 18th annual summer workshop for newspapers at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Bonduelle served as news editor for MASH Raps, a newspaper produced by the high school journalist during the camp. She won the best editorial award.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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