Today in history for Monday, Aug. 11, 2014


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Posted Online: Aug. 10, 2014, 12:58 am
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Today is Monday, Aug.11, the 223rd day of 2014. There are 142 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: There are a total of 155,000 sick and wounded soldiers in military hospitals throughout the United States. Most of them were hale and hearty men but a little while ago.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A horse owned by John Volk took possession of the city and dashed about at will for some time, leaving fragments of a long wagon scattered along the route of its rampages.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work of wrecking the old Cyrus Dart homestead at 22nd Street and 7th Avenue to make way for the new Christian Science Church was completed.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Courageous young Fred Snite Jr., a victim of infantile paralysis who has been in an iron lung for three years, today married Teresa Larking, 25, of Dayton, Ohio.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The two elementary schools in Silvis will have a total enrollment of approximately 1,225 when classes begin Sept. 8, according to superintendent James Goodrich.
1989 -- 25 years ago: About 80 dead ducks found along the shore of the Mississippi River west of the Interstate 74 bridge this week are causing quite a stir among Quad-Citians. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists collected seven to be tested for disease and toxic contamination.





















 



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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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