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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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