Day in history for July 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We notice that the trestle work on which will be raised the last span of the great railroad bridge is being placed in the river, preparatory to raising that structure. The work is framed and lies on the track on the island. The present low stage of water is a favorable time to raise it.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A movement is on foot to improve the Watch Tower and to erect a hotel.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The boys of the 6th regiment arrived home from Camp Lincoln this morning. Company K of Kewanee won the regimental meet by but one point.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The fall finance drive of the Rock Island Visiting Nurse Assn. will begin the week of Oct. 9, according to plans made at a special board meeting yesterday at the offices of the association.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The 37th annual ''Big Hike'' of the Black Hawk Hiking Club will start Thursday at 5 a.m. from the Hauberg home, Rock Island. Charles Pierce, club president, will be leader.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Tombstones stacked along the road at the East Moline Correctional Center soon will be placed back in the cemetery from which they were removed. Center inmates are landscaping the cemetery, where nearly 400 persons who died while residents of the former East Moline Mental Health Center are buried.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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