Day in history for June 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Farnam House has recently been enlarged and almost entirely new-built. It is four stories high, 120 feet deep and contains over 150 sleeping apartments, including many convenient and well furnished suites.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Members of Buford's hose brigade held a picnic today at Offerman's Island. George Nold received a shotgun at the pigeon shoot.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Thomas Gowling died yesterday of injuries received in the San Francisco earthquake. He lived here 15 years and was in the employ of the Tri-City Railway Company.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The movement to establish a municipal airport for Moline to prevent loss of airline traffic for the community was revived last night at a meeting of commerce leaders in Moline City Hall.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A burglar who broke into First Congregational Church, 7th Ave. and 22nd St., Moline, some time last night got only a ''few pennies'' for his trouble but caused considerable damage to filing cabinets and desk drawers.

1981 -- 25 years ago
John Zachary DeLorean's car is for sale at Ron Buysse Dodge in Davenport. The car is a two-seater sports car, featuring ''gull-wing'' doors that open up, not out. The body is made entirely of plastics and stainless steel.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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