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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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