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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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