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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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