Day in history for July 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
There is to be a moonlight excursion of ladies and gentlemen on the steamer Ben Campbell this evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Arthur Burrall was installed last night as sachem of the O-sau-kee Tribe of the Improved Order of Red Men. H.C. Cleaveland was the installing officer.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Harry Sizer and George Hynens, bridge painters for the Milwaukee Road, drowned yesterday afternoon at Port Byron while bathing.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Action looking toward a future Mississippi riverfront park between 12th and 20th streets, Rock Island, was taken last night when the city council authorized City Attorney Forest Dizotell to ask federal destination of a harbor line.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Who stole the bell off old fire engine No. 2? That's the question a group of Davenport businessmen want answered before they go any further in their negotiations to purchase the city's old fire engine for the benefit of local children.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Negotiations for the sale of Moline Tool Co., one of Moline's oldest industries, are near completion. President James B. Rosborough said he could not comment on the potential buyer or the price negotiation until the sale is complete. The machine tool firm has been in the hands of the Rosborough family since 1926.

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