Day in history for July 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Camden Mills Flour and Feed Store, Illinois Street, Rock Island, offers Johnson's Extra Family Flour at the lowest market price.

1881 -- 125 years ago
W.J. Browne, of Rock Island, will soon commence work with the Davenport Plow Works in the capacity of superintendent.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Slater Montrose, assistant manager of the Harper House, will go to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to become assistant manager of the Montrose Hotel.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Burglars who looted the N.W. Steiner Pharmacy at 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, Rock Island, early this morning carried away a pay station telephone, $3 in pennies and a few stamps.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Nancy Lou Kemnitz, 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Kemnitz, 426 20th Ave., Moline, United Air Lines stewardess, was one of the 128 persons killed when two airliners crashed in the Grand Canyon Saturday afternoon. The disaster was the worst in the nation's commercial aviation history.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) left Tuesday morning to join other Illinois supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment at a rally in Springfield. The rally was one of 170 throughout the country held to muster support for the ERA.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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