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: 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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