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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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