Today in history for Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Posted Online: Aug. 09, 2014, 3:22 am
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2014. There are 143 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Drury Post Office has again been removed—this time from Simeon Essex's place to Drury's Landing.
1889 -- 125 years ago: R.W. O'Meara, formerly of the Chicago Globe, accepted the city editorship of the Davenport Times.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A.J.D. Moeller retired from the livery business, in which he was engaged for 14 years in Rock Island. He traded his establishment at 1609 4th Ave. for a farm near DeWitt, Iowa.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The International Harvester president announced during a showing of two new models that Rock Island's Farmall Works is the largest agricultural tractor plant in the world.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Moline High School's fifth foreign exchange student, Nazek Fahmy of Cairo, Egypt, was welcomed yesterday morning on her arrival at the bus depot in Davenport.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Alumni from all over the world are coming to the Quad-Cities this week for the annual Palmer College of Chiropractic Homecoming Celebration.


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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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