Day in history for July 11, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Brigham Co. Ice Dealers are now prepared to furnish the citizens of Rock Island with ice.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The wharfage question is attracting much attention here as at present the St. Louis and St. Paul Lines are landing free of expense.

1906 -- 100 years ago
M.W. Campbell, former city editor of The Argus, left last night for his old home near Independence, Iowa. He goes from there to Ottumwa to begin duties as editor of the Courier.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The 241st anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, when William of Orange conquered the forces of his father-in-law, James II, king of England, became a holiday for several thousand persons today when the annual observance of the historic conflict was held in Lipton's Grove, two miles north of Preemption.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A bill providing for a 30-year extension of the toll franchise on the Rock Island Centennial Bridge to permit multi-million dollar approach improvements was signed this morning by President Dwight Eisenhower.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Marguerite Potter, deceased president of the company which publishes the Rock Island Argus, left an estate exceeding $7.5 million in liquid assets and shares of the Potter family newspaper and broadcasting company.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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