Day in history for July 9, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The Envoy, Capt. Campbell, from St. Louis, with a large cargo of freight for Galena, ran a rock on the Upper Rapids Wednesday morning and sank almost immediately.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- A farm hand by the name of Swigert, working for James Betty of Bowling Township, died of heat prostration. The horse Swigert was driving to plow also died of the heat.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Julius Mosenfelder, veteran grocery dealer, is to retire after a half century's business career. He was 84 years old on June 21.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- There are good prospects for a fairly large apple crop in Rock Island County this fall, John R. Spencer, adviser of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau said today.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Mrs. Alma Alfred Pitcher, 79, of 1118 5th Ave., Moline, first woman barber in Rock Island County, was dead on arrival at 8 last night at Moline Public Hospital. She had been ill for several months.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Moline city officials were redfaced, and one slightly injured, this week as city employees tested a new high-rise rescue bag. Lois Olberts, Mayor Robert Anderson's secretary, was injured Wednesday when she jumped from the roof of the Moline Emergency Center onto the bag about 30 feet below.
Back: Available days in July 2006