Today is Friday, August 3, the 216th day of 2012. There are 150 days left in the year.|
1862 -- 150 years ago: Stop paying rent. $350 will buy a neat, comfortable brick house.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Temperatures in August give little relief from July's record heat. Today's temperature was 106 in the shade.
1912 -- 100 years ago: J. D. Cady defeated C. D. Rosenfield and George M. Betchel for honors at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club yesterday.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The Rock Island Armory is virtually completed and nearly ready for use, it was reported today by architect Benj. A. Horn.
1962 -- 50 years ago: With two days of ideal shopping weather, Rock Island merchants report a Dollar Days crowd on par with last August's record crowd.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Lady luck made another stop in the Quad-Cities on Sunday. Iowa Lottery officials announced an $800,000 winning ticket was purchased in Davenport.
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