Day in history for August 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
It will no doubt be a source of pleasure to the ladies of this place and vicinity to know that Mr. Moss has opened a new dry goods and fancy store. We apprehend that his clerks will be ''kept moving some.''

1881 -- 125 years ago
E.D. Sweeney and family, William Jackson and family and Miss Lucy Henderson are summering at the seashore.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At the Republican County Convention A.H. Kohler was elected chairman of the County Central Committee.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A young bird, believed to be an owl or chicken hawk with a wing spread of 17 inches, was captured when it flew in through an open window at the H.B. Glover Company, garment manufacturers, 2416 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Lt. Carl O. Swanson, 61, is the only present member of Rock Island's Fire Department who served on the force when horses were still in use.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Quad-City nightowls will be able to watch television into the wee hours of the morning when a Moline station begins broadcasting 24 hours a day this fall. ABC affiliate WQAD already broadcasts all night Friday, and it will expand its 24-hour programming throughout the week ''probably by mid-October,'' Steve Israel, director of programming, said this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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