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: 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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