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: 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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