Today in history for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Posted Online: Aug. 14, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Today is Friday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2014. There are 138 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The funeral of William A. Davenport took place at St. Anthony's Church, Davenport. A large concourse of people were present, and the service was solemn and imposing.
1889 -- 125 years ago: George Stodd purchased the old Swedish Lutheran Church at the corner of 8th Avenue and 9th Street and will convert it into an amusement hall.
1914 -- 100 years ago: According to a Rome dispatch, Russia has mobilized 2,000,000 men on the German and Austrian frontiers and a half million on the Turkish and Romanian frontiers and has 3,000,000 more in reserve.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Gene and Jack Eberle, Rock Island youngsters, who appeared as Miss Columbia and Uncle Sam at the Mississippi Valley Fair, received an ovation from the audience.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Addition of 6,065 persons to Quad-City area payrolls was made during the year ending June 30 according to the second quarter Quad-City Commerce Quarterly.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Hampton home was struck by lightning and burned Monday during one of several storms and showers that brought 1.53 inches of rain to the Quad City Airport during the 24-hour period ending this morning.


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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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