Day in history for August 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
According to Rock Island Market reports, very little cheese is reported available, butter, fresh from country teams, is priced at 25 cents per pound, eggs at 18 cents per dozen and peaches at $2 per bushel.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Jessie Kuhn, aged 11 years, was seriously burned when her clothes ignited from a lighted candle.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Burglars entered the home of Rev. W.S. Marquis, pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, and took away several suits of clothes.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Officers of the Mississippi Valley Fair and Exposition, which was reaching its close today, had high hopes that the total attendance for the week would be 60,000.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Guy E. Sherman, 60, of 3025 22nd Ave., Rock Island, a toll collector on the Centennial Bridge, was injured at 11 this morning when he was pinned between the toll house and a truck. Sherman was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital. His condition was reported as ''fairly good.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
Banks in the Quad-City area, as well as many in the United States, have been witnessing a mild penny ''shortage.'' With a plan to change the coin's base to zinc from 95 percent copper in December, it's possible people may begin to hoard pennies in order to save the metal.

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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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