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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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