Day in history for July 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We notice among other improvements in Rock Island that Bailey and Boyle's block is undergoing a thorough dressing outside.

1881 -- 125 years ago
S.R. Campbell of Green River was a guest at the Rock Island House.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Clarence Martin, president of the Rock Island High School graduating class of 1906, is in critical condition in a St. Louis hospital. He was injured when an embankment caved in.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Tom Mix, hero of cowboy movies and the idol of thousands of children, will be with the Sells Floto Circus when it comes to Rock Island next Tuesday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Deere And Co. will start construction soon of a new parts depot in East Moline on a 26-acre plot just east of the John Deere Malleable Works. The depot, which is scheduled for completion sometime next year, will cost in excess of $1,000,000.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Oakwood Country Club will have a slightly new face Monday. And with qualifying rounds for non-exempt pros scheduled start for the Quad-Cities Open, course activities should run smoothly, thanks to a group of young men from Coal Valley's Arrowhead Ranch. From setting up fences to policing activities, the Ranch's 72 youth, ranging from 13 to 17 years, have been on the job.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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