Day in history for July 27, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Information is wanted of Patrick Grant, formerly from Downe, Ross Straver, Ireland. He is about 28 years of age and rather above medium size. He has two sisters in this city who are anxious to learn where he is. A letter addressed to the Rock Island Argus will reach him.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Doubt is being expressed as to the condition of President Garfield because of the secrecy of the surgeons.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Chicago Press Club will be guests of the Tri-City Press Club tomorrow. Several social events are planned as the guests will remain over Sunday.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Frederick J. Rolf, pastor of the Evangelical Church of Peace since 1908, has decided to reject the call of the pastorate of the Salem Evangelical Church, Quincy, Ill.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Thirty-six Hereford heifers who saw ''greener grass'' caused quite a stir at the Indian Bluff Forest Preserve and golf course yesterday. The cattle broke out of their pasture on the John Layer Jr. farm. A 12-hour roundup followed.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Dr. James O. Jensen, president of the Jensen Institute of Management Inc., Rock Island, has been named associate professor of economics and business administration at St. Ambrose College.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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