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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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