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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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