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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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