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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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