Day in history for July 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We have received a letter from the agent of Ole Bull to procure a house for his concert and we have engaged the 2nd Presbyterian Church. He will perform here Saturday evening, a more extended notice to appear later.

1881 -- 125 years ago
John Martin, age 19, fell from a train at Carbon Cliff yesterday and was severely cut about the head.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Isaac Rice entertained a company of friends Friday evening at a bowling party and dinner at the Rock Island Club.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Fred L. Strieter of Davenport was reelected president of the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra Assn. at the annual meeting at noon today at the Davenport Chamber of Commerce.

1956 -- 50 years ago
In recognition of her work in organizing temporary obstetrical facilities at Moline Lutheran Hospital in 1955, Miss Dorothea Benson, R.N., has been nominated for the Illinois State Nurses Assn. ''Nurse of the Year'' award.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. will add two new buildings to expand its John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline by about 160,000 square feet. Deere spokesman Robert Shoup said the new buildings are part of a multi-million, long-term expansion of the Harvester Works, which now includes over 4 million square feet of manufacturing space.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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