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: 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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