Day in history for July 29, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Corn on the Rock Island Market for home trade is 20 cents an ear, 25 cents shelled. Oats are listed at 30 cents.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Veteran Light Guards of Peoria will visit Rock Island on Saturday, August 13.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Company A of this city won two firsts and a second in a track meet at Springfield.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Moline Mayor John F. Huey and Robert M. Benell, city engineer, discussed the proposed new bridge from Bettendorf to Moline with interested Moline property owners at a meeting last night in the Moline city hall.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Silvis School District voters turned out in record numbers Saturday to approve a 21-cent tax increase, which is expected to lead to the restoration of kindergarten, bus service, school band and other services. The vote in Saturday's election was 567 for and 503 against, reflecting the intensity of interest in the school issue.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- International Harvester Co. announced today it will lay off about 800 workers indefinitely and another 450 for nearly a month beginning Aug. 24 at the company's East Moline plant. The company cited high interest rates and a resulting large unsold inventory of the combines produced at the plant as reasons for the layoff.
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