Day in history for July 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We understand arrangements have been made to commence work on the First Presbyterian Church, which has remained partially completed for a number of months.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The number of men employed at the Rock Island Arsenal this summer totals about 450.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Truman Plantz was named one of the general attorneys of the Modern Woodmen of America by the executive committee yesterday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
This is a Andquot;red-letterAndquot; day in the history of the carrier-salemen for The Argus. Today they became members of the Newspaper Boys of America, a new national organization founded to develop character and business ability in newspaper boys.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Larry D. Greer, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Merwin Greer of Aledo, walked off with the first major championship of the 104th Mercer County fair which opened today. Greer's heavyweight Angus steer was picked as the grand champion of the county 4-H steer show this morning. The steer weighed 900 pounds.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Clouds of an ammonia based liquid drifted through a Moline neighborhood area near the 2500 block of 4th Avenue on Friday after warm temperatures opened relief valves on several 55 gallon drums holding the solution.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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