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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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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