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 Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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