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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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