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: 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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