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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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