Day in history for August 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We call attention to the Safety Fund and Bank Note Detector as invaluable to the merchant and business man. It contains a complete list of all banks, names of officers, rates of discount at all principal cities in the United States with a full list of counterfeiters.

1881 -- 125 years ago
E.P. Peaster is raising melons for the Hillsdale Fair that will weigh from 80 to 120 pounds.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. S.M. Crissman, daughter Luella and sons Drs. Rush and Ralph Crissman, leave on an eastern trip tomorrow.

1931 -- 75 years ago
William Todd, defending champion in the Black Hawk Hills Country Club annual championship tournament, was 1 down to A.B. Carlson, veteran golfer, at the end of the first 18 holes of their 36-hole semi-final match at noon today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
It looked like a seven-room house was standing over a king-sized bath tub as the building was in the process of being moved across the Hennepin Canal to Smith's Island. Richard Smith Sr. is owner of the house that was estimated to weigh 55 to 60 tons.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Televisions and electronics equipment valued at $2,500 was stolen from the Gospel Temple, 2305 7th Ave., Moline, sometime Thursday evening. The burglary was reported at 9:52 a.m. by the Rev. Gary Curtis.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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