Day in history for July 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A large and enthusiastic Democratic meeting was held in the grove near Geneseo yesterday and was addressed by Col. Hamilton, candidate for lieutenant governor.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Argus carried a first page store announcing that the condition of President Garfield had apparently taken a serious turn.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Club and the Retail Merchants Assn. named a committee of T.J. Medill, Charles McHugh, I.S. White and H.E. Casteel to boom the town.

1931 -- 75 years ago
On the home stretch of a 22-day flight through 18 states with stops at 33 cities, 20 airplanes carrying some of the nation's most famous fliers on the seventh annual national reliability air-tour landed at the Davenport Airport this afternoon.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The last two of the seven newly-appointed Moline firemen reported for duty this morning and have been temporarily assigned to Central Fire Station. They are Warren Hanks, 25, of 431 50th St., and Robert W. Johnson, 27, of 3222 11th Ave. C.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Two Moline teenagers, a boy and a girl, were being held on a variety of charges after about 100 auto windows were shattered during a vandalism spree in Moline and East Moline early today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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