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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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