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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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