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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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