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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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