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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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