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 ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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