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: 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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