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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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