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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