Day in history for July 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
W.B. Dunlap and Co. of Cincinnati keeps and makes to order every size of steam engine and boiler and also manufactures Farnam's double acting force pump. The pumps are of a superior kind and every farmer, mechanic and merchant ought to have one to insure them from fire.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Dr. J.A.P. McGaw of Central Presbyterian Church delivered his farewell sermon before leaving for a new charge in Toledo, Ohio.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Boat Owners Assn. is endeavoring to have a harbor line established for this city.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A group of 12 Rock Island girls known as the Violet Club, will be formally initiated tonight in Sigma Chi Gamma National Sorority, the chapter to be named Delta Eta.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A request for construction of a walk-in cooler adjacent to the former Orange Grove Market building at 42nd St. and 11th Ave., Rock Island, was denied last night by the Board of Zoning Appeals. James Britton made the request, which would have brought the cooler to within two feet of the south property line.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The owner of Davenport Packing Co., Milan, says he plans to close the meat processing factory Monday. Citing high labor costs and slow business, Rudy Lipkowitz said he may move the business out of Illinois.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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