Day in history for September 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are happy to inform our readers that this office received the highest premium awarded by the Rock Island County Agricultural Society for the best printing.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Next Monday has been set apart to honor the memory of the late President Garfield. Business will be suspended here. No issue of The Argus will be printed.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The price of milk has advanced to 7 cents a quart.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A parade of decorated floats, depicting the events in the growth of the Bishop Hill community during the last 85 years, gave a dash of color to the anniversary reunion.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A fire that started in a trash bin at the rear of the building caused an estimated $10,000 damage to the boiler room and parts room at County Motors, 2217 5th Ave., Moline, shortly after 5 yesterday afternoon. Irving Goldstein, owner of the agency, said his loss was partially covered by insurance.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The sale of The Plantation restaurant at 7th Street and Black Hawk Road in Moline has been approved by a Rock Island County Circuit Court judge. However, some details must be worked out before the nationally known restaurant becomes the property of three men who own the Governor's and J.K. Frisbees restaurants.

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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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