Day in history for July 31, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The bulk of those seeking homes in the far west are men of strong and powerful bodies, with a determination to break the soil and till the wild land, thus improving and enhancing the value of their property and that of their neighbors.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Eva Simons, six-year-old daughter of John Simons of Illinois City, was bitten by a rattlesnake and died a few hours later.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Rev. O.W. Lawrence and family left last evening for Colorado where they will camp in the mountains.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- The work of installing the Dr. C.E. Lindberg memorial pipe organ in the Augustana Seminary Chapel is progressing rapidly and plans are being made for the dedication in October.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The new Soviet magazine, USSR Information Bulletin, has made its bow on American newsstands, but from all indications, the Quad-City area is ''out of bounds.'' None of the public libraries in the area expects to receive a copy. News dealers said they have placed no orders.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Buoyed by a fifth-place finish, their highest ever, in the 30-corps Drum Corps Midwest Championships Saturday night in DeKalb, the Knights Drum and Bugle Corps is preparing for the ''Knights Radiothon'' Saturday on WGEN radio in Geneseo.
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