Day in history for July 24, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The case of a Mr. Miller from New Orleans, whose body was found July 17 in the Mississippi River, has been undergoing a most searching examination. Yesterday we heard that the three persons who went to the river with him were held on bail for $1,000 each.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.B.S. Patterson preached at the First Baptist Church today on ''Christ Glorified in His Disciples.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
The district convention of the Liquor Dealer Protective Association was in Turner Hall.

1931 -- 75 years ago
W.B. Walter, owner of a garage and filling station on Williams and Main Streets, Milan, was severely burned about his legs and the tips of his fingers yesterday afternoon when the gasoline he was pumping into the tank of a customer's truck caught fire and enveloped him in flames.

1956 -- 50 years ago
''We are living in one of the garden spots of the world,'' George Trull, Rock Island County Farm Adviser, told the Rock Island Kiwanis Club yesterday, but warned that this may not always be so.

1981 -- 25 years ago
An 18-year battle between the Bible Missionary Institute, 3501 46th Ave., Rock Island, and nearby residents over the school's expansion plans came to a head in court today and will be settled soon by a judge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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