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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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