Day in history for July 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are requested to state that the public school in District No. 1 will commence on Monday morning at the new frame school house under the supervision of Mr. James Beardsley and Miss A. McCall, who are experienced and competent teachers.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Mat Mahoney was prostrated by the heat Saturday afternoon and died after being taken to the hospital. He was 25 years of age and had been married a short time.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H.W. Reed officiated Monday at the marriage of Miss Minnie V. Lord and William T. Livingston, both of Thomson, Ill.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Burglars who entered Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 21st St. and 5th Ave., Rock Island, yesterday escaped with two chalices valued at $150. They chiseled locks off the tabernacle door on the altar to remove the valuable pieces.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The appointment of Lawrence Schatteman, 3313 13th St., East Moline, as caretaker for East Moline parks was announced today by August A. Poelvoorde, chairman of the grounds committee.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Hettie Mae Liston wasn't dreaming when she heard her name in the Illinois Lottery Drawing Thursday. The 64-year-old Rock Island woman was named winner of $25,000 and one of 14 people who will vie for a $1 million drawing.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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