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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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