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: 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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