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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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