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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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