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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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