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Day in history for July 8, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Kelter has just finished a set of Masonic jewels for Fort Armstrong Lodge of Masons. It excels anything of the kind ever before seen in Rock Island.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island City Council is expected to discuss the practicality of having a paid fire department in the city.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Exposition became a reality at the first meeting of stockholders last night at the Harper House.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The possibility that the Rock Island Arsenal will receive contracts for Naval ordnance and other equipment it can manufacture for the Navy under the projected Naval building program was viewed optimistically by Congressman Chester Thompson of Rock Island today.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Scott County Oral Deaf School will benefit from the fifth annual Parade of Homes Ball Sept 6. Chairmen making arrangements for the event are Mrs. George Shoemaker, decorations; Mrs. Ken Kuebler, general chairman; Mrs. Steve Spelletich, publicity, and Mrs. William Covemaker, tickets. Scott Clark's orchestra will provide music.

1983 -- 25 years ago
No one in Sherrard has to ask how William Allen's garden grows. The beauty of the flowers and vegetables speaks for itself, reflecting the care the lifetime village resident provides.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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