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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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