Day in history for July 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Dr. VanZandt has taken an office in Charles Buford's block, directly opposite the post office, where he will wait upon those who desire his professional services.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Martin Henshaw, at work on the streets, was overcome with the heat. He was taken home and is reported to have recovered this morning.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Frank D. Taylor, manager of the Rock Island Lumber And Manufacturing Co., resigned to accept a similar position with the Shaw Land And Lumber Co. of Davenport.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The first autogyro to land in the Quad-Cities came down at the Moline airport this morning. The pilot, on his way from Philadelphia to Seattle, chose Moline as a refueling stop.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Thirteen cases of pint bottles of beer and an undetermined amount of beer in smaller bottles were reported stolen from the Block Service Co., 131 20th St., Rock Island. An inventory was scheduled today to determine the exact amount and value of the property removed.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Moline City Council will honor retiring police Capt. Arthur Gustus at its Tuesday meeting. Capt. Gustus has served 35 years on the force and during that time he missed duty just once because of an illness.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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