Day in history for July 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Monday evening, the sober, intelligent, reliable Germans of Rock Island had one of the largest and most enthusiastic meetings of the campaign.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. A. Mosenfelder returned from Waukesha, Wis.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Sarah Reynolds of Drury died suddenly. She was in her 74th year and had lived in this county for 62 years.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Carl Ed, creator of the Harold Teen cartoon and a former member of The Argus editorial staff, is spending a few days vacationing with his mother, Mrs. Eva Ed, 2025 3rd St., Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Visitors to the Quad-City Airport today won't find the shaggy, old black dog at his usual post in front of the airport inn. The 15-year-old mascot of the airport staff has an appointment with the vet. ''Rags,'' or ''Blackie'' as some of the staff call him, isn't sick, but after 15 years on the road it was felt he could use a good bath and a medical examination.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline now officially owns the Turner Farm. The Moline City Council was officially notified Tuesday that the 151 acres south of the Rock River passed to the city after the last payment to Moline National Bank on a $167,500, 6 percent loan the city took out to pay for the land.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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