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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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