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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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