Day in history for August 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
On Monday last, as George Parent and B. Hawley were riding in a buggy near Moline, they suddenly turned to avoid running over a child, and came in contact with a wagon team, upsetting their carriage.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Buffalo Bill combination troupe were photographed at the Watch Tower Saturday afternoon.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Albert Huber has been elected secretary of the Rock Island Retail Merchants' Association.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Manager J.F. Barrett of the Rock Island office of the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. announces that directors of the company have approved the expenditure of $52,000 for the repair and reconstruction of certain sections of the lines between this city and Galesburg.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Seven teenage Rock Island youths face closer parental supervision after being caught ''wet handed'' in Rock Island's swimming pool in Long View Park after the closing hour Monday night.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Ruth and Hugh Downs came to Tampico today. They came to the town where Ruth grew up and Hugh asked for her hand in marriage. They came to town with an ABC ''20/20'' news magazine film crew to contribute a little more notoriety to the village that has basked in the attention that surrounds a presidential birthplace.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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