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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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