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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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