Day in history for July 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The work on the high school building is progressing. The foundation, the entire wall on the south side and small portions on the other side are standing.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Many are expected to attend the band concert in Union and Franklin Parks tonight.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The weather has remained fine here in recent weeks with just enough rain to keep the farmers happy. The outlook is for a very good corn crop this year.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Manager Riley Parker of the Islanders said today he expects to use Al Hollingsworth, star southpaw, in the game with Cincinnati next Monday. Parker also stated that he believes Hollingsworth will be grabbed by a major league club before the season is over and the Reds have first choice.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Why are schools in operation only nine months of the year? This was the question John L. Kline, chief products engineer, unit ventilator department, American Air Filter Co. Inc., Louisville, Ky., put before the Rock Island Rotary Club at yesterday's meeting in the Fort Armstrong Hotel. Kline presented a film showing the advantages of air conditioners in schools.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Soaring temperatures caused power problems for area residents and businesses in Sterling, Rock Falls and Prophetstown Friday afternoon.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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