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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