Day in history for July 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A fine two-story building is going up on Water Street, between Jefferson and Washington Streets.

1883 -- 125 years ago
More than half of the appropriation for street work already has been spent by the city street commissioner.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The new wage scale for post office clerks went into effect in Rock Island today.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Four Rock Island students at the University of Illinois maintained perfect grades during the second semester of the year. The four are Richard S. Langman, Miss Helen Clevenstine, Mary Alice Long and William D. Snively.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The second annual Andquot;Shirt-SleevesAndquot; Concert by the Moline Summer Symphony Orchestra will be presented at 8 p.m., July 16, in the Moline High School auditorium. The Moline Summer Symphony is a unique group of musicians, 62 in all, who rehearse together for six weeks during the summer and present a full concert at the end of that period. Admission to the concert will be free to the public.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps has been ranked among the top 10 drum and bugle corps in the world. The corps competed in the final rounds of competition in the Drum Corps International Eastern Regional Saturday in Allentown, Pa., and finished sixth out of 25 corps.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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