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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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