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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