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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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