Day in history for August 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our friends who want small flags for decorating their teams on the 6th can get them by sending orders to The Argus office.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A dispatch from Washington to The Argus said that President Garfield was very low. Secretary of State Blaine thought there was still room for hope.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The German-American Press Club of Illinois, at its meeting held at the Harms Hotel, elected as its president Val J. Peter, editor of the Volks-Zeitung of Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island Township will ask the board of supervisors at its session Sept. 8 to order a levy of $100,000 against the assessment of this year, for pauper support and relief of indigent soldiers.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A total of 2,970 free chest x-rays were taken during the first three days of the county wide program conducted by the Rock Island County Tuberculosis Assn. in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Linda Miller, newly elected Illinois president of the National Organization for Women, visited the Quad-Cities this morning, the 61st anniversary of the day women were given the right to vote, to celebrate passage of that ammendment and to begin the drive for passage of another, the Equal Rights Amendment.

Back: Available days in August 2006

Local events heading

  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

(More History)