Day in history for July 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Democrats of the Rock Island Precinct are requested to assemble at the courthouse this evening at 8 for the purpose of electing delegates to the county convention which is to assemble on July 31.

1881 -- 125 years ago
President Garfield is again improving.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Odd Fellows Lodges of the Tri-Cities, who form an association, elected J.H. Reed of Rock Island, president.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The dedication of First Christian Church, Moline, was completed this afternoon when several hundred persons attended services in the auditorium of the new building. Dedicatory activities started a week ago.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island City Council was scheduled to meet in special session late this afternoon to annex an area which extends to a point a half mile south of Andalusia Rd. Mayor Carl F. Bauer, who called the meeting, said the area to be annexed will add another 305 acres to the city.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Dennis Bogart, 12, Taylor Ridge, and his 16-year-old brother Doug, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bogart, got their first real crack at auctioning Saturday during the 4-H livestock auction at the Rock Island County Fair. Dennis and his brother both finished school in June, which qualified them to become auctioneers.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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