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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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