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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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