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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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