Day in history for July 6, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Yankee Robinson's Big Show, after giving seven of its unique and highly entertaining performances in Davenport and Rock Island, left this morning for Millersburg.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The 16th annual reunion of the 112th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, is to be held at Cambridge, Henry County, Aug. 18, the 19th anniversary of the regiment's organization.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The steamer Dubuque of the Diamond Jo line made its first short trip of the season to Rock Island, reaching here this afternoon with 150 passengers.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Radio officials today are nodding their heads in approval after witnessing the first demonstration of full-length television, projected on a motion picture screen six feet square.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A swimming pool for East Moline is apparently a thing of the distant future. Carl Mitchell, president of East Moline Park Board, said this morning that plans for a swimming pool are just in the talking stage.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Two months and 1,200 cotton swabs led 14-year-old John Manley, of Davenport, to a first prize in the annual nationwide Q-Tip Art Contest. Manley fashioned a cowboy and a bucking bronco in the contest that had approximately 3,000 entries.

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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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