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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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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