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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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