Day in history for July 16, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday afternoon, the large sash, blind and door factory of Messrs. Osborn and Kelly in Moline was destroyed by fire. Losses were estimated at $12,000 and they have no insurance.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Gen. Henderson, congressman from this district, was here last night and left for Sterling this morning. He denounced Guiteau, who tried to kill President Garfield.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. Andrew W. Bowman, a native of Andalusia and one of the leading practitioners in Davenport, died at his home this morning. He was born in 1847, the son of Dr. E.H. Bowman, one of the pioneer physicians of this county.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A final meeting of the Tri-City Knights of Columbus barbecue committee will be at the summer camp of the Moline Council on Rock River this evening to make plans for the big annual outing at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Sunday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Clara Reinhardt, who was Rock Island County treasurer by appointment from Jan. 31, 1953 to Nov. 30, 1954, and has served as chief deputy to 11 county treasurers, has retired.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Western Illinois University Center for Continuing Education is moving in August from John Deere School, East Moline, to the Villa De Chantal, Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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