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: 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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