Day in history for August 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
There are ordinances for the preservation of health requiring all streets, alleys and yards in the city to be kept clean and free from the accumulation of decaying substances.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Burglars entered Grotjan's Drug Store and secured $28 in cash and a revolver.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Robert Mitchell and Edward Guyer left yesterday for Long Lake Lodge, Maine, to spend the summer. From camp Mr. Mitchell goes to Williams College and Mr. Guyer goes to Hills School.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Mississippi Valley Fair Assn. has added $50 in gold to the list of gifts to be presented at the public wedding which will be an event of the fair on the closing night.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Lightning which struck Lincoln's Tomb Wednesday night caused damage estimated at $15,000 to $20,000. The bolt hit about 20 feet from the top of the 117-foot pillar and showered granite fragments in a 100-yard area.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Jacalyn Harden, Milan, an Alleman High School student, was one of 17 Illinois students to attend a ''college credit in escrow'' program at Illinois State University July 26-31. High school administrators were invited to nominate outstanding students for the course, which was centered on the life and times of Adlai E. Stevenson.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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