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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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