Day in history for August 3, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Sylvester Allen, contractor for grading the Peoria Railroad, has completed the work to Rock River and is ready for the ties and rails.

1881 -- 125 years ago
W.F. Cody, ''Buffalo Bill,'' arrived here last night. He told an Argus reporter that he was on his way to make some sort of arrangement with Sitting Bull. He expects the Chief to join his show.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Misses Grace and Florence Hall have returned from Dubuque where they visited friends.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Firemen from three cities waged a winning fight against a $10,500 blaze which threatened the business section of Cambridge yesterday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Lloyd Nelson and L.M. Mosher of the Dye and Crampton Co., Aledo, were placing stake lines and digging trenches for the foundation of a new storage plant for the McKee Seed Co. of New Boston when they came upon a considerable sum in gold and silver coins.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The ABC network has expressed interest in filming a segment on its weekly show ''20/20'' about the town where Ronald Reagan was born and spent the first nine years of his life. Hugh Downs will visit Tampico later in August to appear in the segment. Downs has close ties to Tampico. His wife, the former Ruth Shaheen, was born and reared there.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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