Day in history for August 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A fine gold pen and pencil were lost on Sunday, in or near the First Presbyterian Church. The findee will be liberally rewarded by leaving it at this office, where the owner can get it.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Tony Pastor Troupe will open the season at the Harper Theater here in three days.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County Picnic Assn. of the Modern Woodmen of America has decided to hold the annual picnic at Long View Park on Sept. 15.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Two unmasked men staged a holdup at the Como Hotel, 18th St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island, at 5:15 this morning, escaping with $130 after locking F.W. Dauffenbach, night clerk, and Frank N. Bailey, 1510 33rd St., Rock Island, night porter, in a room on the third floor.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Plans for the expansion of the home office of Royal Neighbors of America, 230-36 16th St., Rock Island, moved forward today following the firm's successful $201,500 bid last night for the present Rock Island Post Office Building.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Hundreds of fish died this week after a break in the Hennepin Canal caused its water levels to drop nearly 3 feet. People who live along the portion of the canal in Colona have been complaining about the fish kill and its resulting stench.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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