Day in history for August 6, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- The fire engine, hose cart and hose for this city was shipped from the manufactory on July 10 and should have arrived here before this.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Diamond Jo passed up today with a boat load of passengers and freight.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The Rev. and Mrs. J. Sumner Stone of New York were guests yesterday of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHugh. They are taking a trip around the world, sailing from San Francisco on Aug. 14.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- A fire burning far down in the ground offered the Rock Island fire department a stubborn 9-hour battle last night in the dump east of 26th St. and 15th Ave.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- A big ''Bingo'' sign hanging outside a Rock Island theater is ''intriguing'' to State's Atty. Bernard J. Moran. The prosecutor told a reporter he is ''interested'' in knowing what kind of bingo, if any, is being played at Brotman's Rialto Theater, 624 9th St. Bingo in its various forms has been outlawed in the county since a crackdown of several years ago.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Jamie Witherspoon has caught lots of frogs before, but none quite like this. Jamie and his father, Milton, found a five-legged critter while fishing on the Rock River this week. The frog uses the extra leg to boost himself when he jumps.
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