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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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