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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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