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: 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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