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.
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