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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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