Day in history for August 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are informed that on Monday night the house of James Hollencamp, who resides on Rock River, was entered by some unknown person or persons and $23 was taken.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Ezra Beardsley, father of J.M. Beardsley, left for his home in Henry County today after a visit here. He is 86 years old, but is hale and hearty.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Charles E. Kyte died at his home south of Milan Saturday. He was born in Sullivan County, New York, in 1839 and came west in 1848.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Improvements estimated to cost $30,000 will be made in converting the building at 2016 3rd Ave., Rock Island, into one of the most modern and best equipped bowling alleys in this section of the middle west.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A fire touched off by lightning yesterday afternoon at a farm near Coal Valley resulted in damages estimated at $8,000 to a relatively new barn, its contents, and a silo. It is familiarly known as the Ristau farm.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A dumpster fire spread to a motorcycle warehouse owned by Taber Cycle Sales, 1320 Blackhawk Road, early this morning, destroying the warehouse and the 50 motorcycles stored inside. Moline firefighters, responding to the 2:55 a.m. alarm, kept the flames from spreading to Taber's sales and service building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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