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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