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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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