Day in history for August 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Gen. Tuxbury, John H. Baker and Lemuel Andrews Esq., went on a short hunt beyond Camden. They killed 12 wild turkeys and secured 10 of them, besides a large lot of chickens.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Black Diamond Mining Co. of Coal Valley suffered a $3,000 fire loss. The Rock Island Railroad suffered a loss of about $1,000 as their car sheds and watering tanks burned.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Cornelius Donavan is carrying on an aggressive campaign for sheriff as the Democratic nominee.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The first of two units designed to protect Milan from the ravages of Mill Creek on flood parade is practically finished at the Hennepin Canal east of the Route 3 highway bridge.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline police officers Chester Zelnio and Lester Misfeldt will receive American Legion Police Awards Monday night at a regular Legion Post meeting. Zelnio and Misfeldt rescued Paul Bennett, 23, East Moline, from drowning in the Mississippi River, Aug. 14.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Cherry's Sporting Goods, which survived the Great Depression, is closing its retail operation in Geneseo because of hard times caused by inflation. The retail outlet in Hillcrest Shopping Center is no longer profitable because of high fuel prices, high interest rates and the general sag of the economy.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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