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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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