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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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