Day in history for July 2, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The semi-annual meeting of the Rock Island County Medical Society will be at Rock Island on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Hume will deliver the address. All physicians in the county, who are such by authority, are invited to attend and enlist themselves as members.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Architectural Iron Works and Machine Shops are the community's new industry. John Mager and John Thompson are the proprietors.

1906 -- 100 years ago
A call has been issued for a Democratic Senatorial Convention to be held at Keithsburg, August 14.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Arrangements have been made to entertain approximately 4,000 persons at the Moline Eagles family picnic July 4 at the lodge's country home on Rock River.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. John Deere Cady, 79, of The Churchill, Chicago, died at 8:40 this morning in Pasavant Hospital, Chicago, where she had been a patient for a month. She was the wife of the late John Deere Cady, grandson of John Deere, founder of Deere and Co.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline and Silvis police departments were honored Thursday morning by the U.S. Secret Service for their part in providing security for campaigning politicians last November.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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