Day in history for July 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The engine, ''Whartin,'' of the great Fremont Free Fizzle Railroad Co., ran off the track and landed on a lot of old store boxes and barrels, and then keeled over.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Argus announced that news from Washington was to the effect that President Garfield, who was wounded by an assassin, continued to improve.

1906 -- 100 years ago
There are 42 children at Bethany Home.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Construction work on the rollergate dam and the Davenport intercepting sewer and sea wall may start on or about Sept. 1.

1956 -- 50 years ago
One of the Doolittle raiders, George Barr of East Moline, yesterday told Moline Rotary Club his experiences in the bombing of Japan and subsequent capture and torture by the Japanese. Barr, formerly an Air Corps captain, now is an engineering draftsman at the U.S. Corps of Engineers on Arsenal Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A Brinks security guard shot in the arm during a hold-up at a Davenport bank this morning is alive today because another bullet fired at him was deflected by a lighter he was carrying. Jerry L. Reimers, 37, of Rock Island, was delivering money in the basement of Brenton First National Bank, 1600 Brady St., about 9:30 a.m. when two men tried to rob him.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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