Day in history for August 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Hakes and Riggs have recently purchased one of the stores in Palace Row for their jewelry establishment.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Schidler's slaughterhouse burned last night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Misses Naomi and Catherine Davenport, granddaughters of the late Co. George Davenport, contributed $2,000 to the fund being raised to restore the Davenport homestead on the island of Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The hunting season in western and northern Illinois will open tomorrow with removal of the restrictions protecting doves and squirrels.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Esther Strandberg, Moline cafeteria court clerk, has heard most of the reasons how and why motorists get tickets for parking meter and other violations, but she admitted this morning she heard the one that tops them all. ''I was so fascinated watching Officer 48 putting out so many tickets so fast that I didn't put any money in the meter and I got a ticket myself.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
A new Geneseo corporation plans to establish a nationwide mail-order network to sell pigskin clothes. It's Pigskin Parlour Limited, based in B's Boutique. PPL was established by Bob Henderson, Geneseo sales manager for Ferry-Morse Seed Co.; Dr. Loren Hofer, a Geneseo dentist, and their wives.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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