Day in history for July 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The boy mentioned yesterday as being injured proves to be a girl. Her injuries were not as great as reported, she having been only slightly injured.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The firm of Schermer and Greve has been awarded the contract for painting the toll houses on Rock River bridges. They will do the job for $850.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Burglars entered the post office in Silvis last night and stole about $75 in stamps and cash.

1933 -- 75 years ago
According to word from the floriculture division of the agricultural college at the University of Illinois, Rock Island and western Illinois home owners who have taken the hose and gone to the rescue of their lawns during the current drought will need to apply the equivalent of a half inch of rain each two weeks to keep the grass in good condition.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Workmen today were busy in some sections of the Quad-City area cleaning up limbs from streets and repairing utility wires after thunderstorms yesterday. Most of the damage was caused by wind and lightning. Rural areas also were hit.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Unemployment in the Quad-Cities rose to 15.3 percent in June for 14.8 percent in May as factories shut down and young people entering the work force failed to find jobs.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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