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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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