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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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