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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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