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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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