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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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