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: 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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