Day in history for August 1, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- We are pleased to learn that W.C. Goudy, Esq., an eminent champion of democracy, has been nominated for the state senate from Fulton and McDonough Counties.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Milan Distillery was destroyed by fire late this evening with a loss at $30,000.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Union Electric telephone girls enjoyed an excursion last night on the steamer ''W.W.''
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Ten thousand bugs, more or less, went to their death when cyanide gas was turned on in the City Hall shortly after noon today. The hall will not be opened until Monday when the gas will be driven out.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Work has started on improvements at Garnesey Square, Rock Island, to make it available in its entirety as a city playground area. J.I. Case Co. has relinquished portions of the square which plant employees had been using as a parking lot since the days of World War II.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Nine-year-old Tim Puckett of Carbon Cliff says that his favorite drink is Coca-Cola. Thanks to Coca-Cola, and a bit of good luck, Puckett and his family are $1,000 richer. Puckett was the winner of Coca-Cola's bottle cap contest, in which Coke drinkers try to collect caps with the words ''Coke, It's The Real Thing'' printed inside.
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