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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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