Day in history for July 26, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- The Baker family refused to pay the license fee demanded in Davenport for concerts. Instead of charging admission, they gave the concert free of charge. At the close of the concert, a man in the audience proposed that a hat be passed around. About $75 was collected.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- The Mississippi River is rising at the rate of an inch an hour because of northern rains.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- The opening of the Island City Boat Clubhouse last night was attended by more than 500 persons.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Keokuk became stubborn in the final game of the series last night and it took the Islanders 11 innings to gain the third straight victory, 5-4. A triple to right-center by Jack Redmond brought in the winning score.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Mrs. Irma DeDoncker, 75, of East Moline, a member of a pioneer East Moline family, was killed when she was struck by a Burlington Railroad passenger train near the 17th Street crossing. It is believed Mrs. Dedoncker confused a railroad trestle for a crosswalk on her return home after visiting friends in the area.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Quad-Cities auto dealers are getting an infusion of new blood -- 26 sales people trained and ready fresh from the umemployment line. The 26 will start work for 19 local dealers.
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