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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