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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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