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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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