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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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