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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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