Day in history for July 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have noticed the fact that at every public entertainment, given at Island City Hall, it is the custom for a number of urchins from six to fourteen years of age to congregate in front of the hall and disturb the audience by hallooing and whistling, which is a great annoyance.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Workmen today are filling in Eighteenth Street between First and Second Avenues. It is a needed improvement.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Formal dedication of the new pipe organ presented to the German Lutheran church, Twentieth Street and Fifth Avenue, by Fred Weyerhaeuser will take place tomorrow.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Encouraging activity in Rock Island was itemized in The Argus and was based on a survey by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. There are many indications of apparent industrial and business recovery. Construction work is increasing and buildings are being remodeled.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Installation of a swimming pool, water service from Port Byron, and improved sanitation facilities are projects scheduled to be undertaken in the camp development at Girl Scout Camp Shabonee.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A new shopping mall to be built in north Davenport will offer name-brand merchandise at a reduced cost and could put 300 Quad-Citians to work. The Centre will consist of about 35 stores.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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