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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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