Day in history for August 8, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The citizens of Hampton and vicinity are requested to meet at the school house in Hampton village on Saturday, the 9th of August, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of hearing speeches from eminent Democratic speakers, both in German and in English.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Joseph Knox, an old resident of Rock Island, died Saturday night in Chicago to which city he had been removed at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was regarded as the first lawyer to have settled here.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At Industrial Hall last evening Miss Sarah E. Cohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cohn, was married to Samuel Schwartzman by Rabbi Goldman.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A change in the location of the proposed new Mississippi River dam at Muscatine, Iowa, is being considered by federal engineers of the Rock Island District.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Ferdinand Carstens of Durant gave the Davenport Public Museum a Rural Free Delivery wagon, the same wagon he used 50 years ago to carry mail to farms in the Durant vicinity.

1981 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester's East Moline Plant was recognized for the outstanding design of the Axial-Flow combine during the Royal Show in Warwickshire, England. The Axial-Flow has sharply increased IH's share of the British combine market.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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