Day in history for July 31, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
It is well known that the Episcopal Church, under the leadership of the Rev. Mr. Stanley, had been erected and paid for through the energy and perseverance of its members.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The cornerstone of the new county building will be put in place this afternoon.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Dr. E. M. Sala and Dr. Ralph Dart will represent Rock Island at an international tuberculosis congress in Washington, D.C., in September.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The 51 members of the Black Hawk Hiking Club of the Tri-Cities who participated in the 14th annual big hike returned to their home last night after a 3,600-mile trip through the New England States. The hike was held under the direction of John H. Hauberg of Rock Island.

1958 -- 50 years ago
If great confusion is to be avoided when the new postal rates go into effect at 12:01 tonight, those who use the mails will need to make a special effort to comply with the new rates. Any physical reminder that you can set up on a desk or table will improve your memory. A chart of the new rates, which The Argus is publishing today, can be clipped out and used for this purpose

1983 -- 25 years ago
Venture Discount Stores in Moline and Davenport will offer 10 percent discounts to shoppers 62 or older beginning Aug 3.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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