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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