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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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