Day in history for August 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Sumner, of the Rock Island Institute, will open a class in single- and double-entry bookkeeping on Tuesday evening at half past six o'clock.

1881 -- 125 years ago
P.L. Teeple of Mansfield, Ohio, one of the leading officers of the American Legion of Honor, was here for the purpose of organizing a council of the order in Rock Island.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Labor Congress accepted an invitation from the Rev. W.S. Marquis to attend services at the Broadway Presbyterian Church on Sept. 2, the Sunday prior to Labor Day.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Arthur C. Graham of Rock Island and Franklin Johnson of Moline will play for the golf championship of the Short Hills Country Club, East Moline, in a 36-hole match Saturday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A new concept of radio programming has been announced for WQUA, Moline, by G. LaVerne Flambo, owner of the station. In the future, the station will feature more music, mostly high fidelity recordings of good caliber.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The opening today of the new Illinois 84 bridge between Green Rock and Carbon Cliff will provide a sigh of relief to motorists who cross the Rock River. Traffic began moving from the narrow 65-year-old bridge onto two of the four lanes of the new $6.86 million bridge at 11 this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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