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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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