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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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