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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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