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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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