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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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