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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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