Day in history for July 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
North's Circus is undoubtedly the leading exhibition of the kind for 1856. The canvas is immense, covering upwards of 3,000 people. This magnificent entertainment will open in this city July 31.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Capt. John Cowden, in an interview with The Argus, went on record as favoring the Hennepin Canal.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. W.H. Ludwig of Rock Island was yesterday elected president of the Illinois and Iowa Central District Medical Assn.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Workmen will be busy at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds this week erecting a ''midway city'' for the third annual Tri-City Knights of Columbus barbecue which is to be held there next Sunday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A new effort is being made to fill in a South Moline Township cave that is described as a threat to the safety of adventurous children. An unidentified motorist called the sheriff's office last night to complain about the cave, located in the side of a bank on 14th St., near Black Hawk Road.

1981 -- 25 years ago
More than 15,000 people visited the three World War II aircrafts from the Confederate Air Force displayed last week at the Quad-City Airport. The Texas-based CAF buys and restores aircraft built between 1939 and 1945.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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