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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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