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: 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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