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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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