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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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