Day in history for July 3, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
John Winters, proprietor of the Island City Shaving Saloon, informs his customers and the general public that he has refitted his shaving saloon in a nice style, and will be happy to meet customers. Shaving by the month or quarter is five cents and ten cents to transients.

1881 -- 125 years ago
President James A. Garfield was shot in Washington this morning by Charles Guiteau, a would-be assassin.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Miss Katherine B. Maher has returned from Notre Dame, Ind., where she received the bachelor of letters degree from St. Mary's School.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Work of building forms and excavating for the first of two locks in connection with the $1,326,000 project in the Mississippi River at Rock Island is now well under way.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A three-man committee, Paul Wilson, Bernard Strayer and Clair McRoberts, was named by Milan Mayor Mearl McCullough last night to represent the board of trustees in a community-wide effort to plan for construction of a new village hall.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Gordon V. McLain, 59, of 1309 19th Ave., Moline, founder of the wild animal farm that later became Niabi Zoo, died Thursday in the Rock Island Convalescent Center. He had been ill several months.

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