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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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