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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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