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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