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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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