Day in history for August 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A new foundry has just been started in the upper part of town. It is intended to cast fancy patterns for gates, fences and other such purposes. A beautiful specimen of the work can be seen at the east corner of Harper and Steel's Hardware Store.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Clark H. Conelly left today for Missouri Valley, Iowa, to accept the position of cashier in the Marcellus Bank.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Union Electric Telephone Co. asked permission of the City Council to increase its rates.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will be represented by a delegation of about 25 at the national convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles next week in Toledo, Ohio.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A towboat with a sense of humor pulled into the Bettendorf Petroleum Terminal yesterday. The reason for the laughs elicited by the new red and white craft was its name, painted in big, black letters on the pilot house. It read, ''Lotta Bull.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
Now it's final, really final, Moline has 791 more people than the U.S. Census Bureau first thought. Spanish speaking residents, who canvassed the city's Hispanic neighborhoods in the west end under a special allocation from Community Development Block Grant funds, found the additional citizens.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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