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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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