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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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