Day in history for July 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Somebody in Davenport has entered the following complaint at the city marshal's office: Andquot;I complain of the immense hoops worn by the ladies. I am constantly in danger of being jostled off the sidewalk by the outrageous expansion on the part of the females.Andquot;

1883 -- 125 years ago
Professor Hatch has refused to accept the position as superintendent of schools at Des Moines, Iowa.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Windows of buildings on 2nd Avenue were shattered as a result of a heavy dynamite charge used in excavating for the new Best Building.

1933 -- 75 years ago
More than 3,000 persons viewed the ninth annual Lantern Parade at the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium. About 300 lanterns were entered, and when the line of march was formed, it extended completely around the rim of the stadium.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Moline High School soon will start the job of moving into its new Andquot;home.'' Construction of the new high school, south of 23rd Avenue near 36th Street, is in the final stages after about two years of work, and the next few weeks will be devoted to moving in and setting up equipment.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The new Quad-City Airport terminal will cost $1 million less to build than architects expected. Heinz Construction, Peoria, bid $4,437,000

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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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