Day in history for July 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Harper's Weekly has been received by Mr. Levett at his book store. It is one of the most interesting numbers ever issued.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The city council has instructed the Milan Street Car Co. to raise the level of its tracts to that of 7th Avenue.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Booster Club expedition to Muscatine yesterday was a great success. About 150 persons took the river excursion.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Concerted action by the Quad-Cities to obtain more work for the Rock Island Arsenal will be asked by the Rock Island City Council under a resolution introduced by Ald. George L. Schmid. Quad-Cities municipal officials and civic leaders will be called to a conference to make increased activity for the Arsenal Andquot;an issue now and in the future.Andquot;

1958 -- 50 years ago
A crowd estimated to exceed 7,000 persons viewed the 34th annual Lantern Parade in Rock Island Public Schools Stadium last night. Children from Lincoln Park earned the $10 presented to the playground with the best display. The money is scheduled to be used in setting up a party for all the youngsters on the playground.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The old Paradise Theater in downtown Moline should be torn down by the end of the week.The city council voted to buy the theater and convert it into green space.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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