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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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