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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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