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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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