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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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