Day in history for July 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Dr. K. Ryland, who has recently come to our city to reside and has commenced the practice of his profession with Dr. W. Cady, leaves this morning for Ft. Snelling, having been appointed surgeon to the Pembina expedition.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Charles O'Neil, formerly a partner in the law firm of Osborn and Curtiss, struck a gold mine in Colorado in the locality of Marysville.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Democratic convention will be held in the Crystal Theater Aug. 9.

1931 -- 75 years ago
With new equipment and machinery additions installed and repairs made at a cost of approximately $1,500, the Servus Rubber Co., Rock Island, manufacturers of rubber footwear, reopened this morning after its annual shutdown.

1956 -- 50 years ago
One of the newest items on the market for Quad-City area homeowners is a fiberglass swimming pool. Price of the smallest of four types of fiberglass pools offered by a Rock Island dealer is $2,995.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Construction of the Geifman Food Store at 18th Ave. and 29th St. in Rock Island is scheduled to begin this summer. The 25,000 square-foot store is tentatively scheduled to open March 1, 1982, almost two years after the original Geifman store on the site was gutted by fire.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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