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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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