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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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