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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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