Day in history for August 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
There are ordinances for the preservation of health requiring all streets, alleys and yards in the city to be kept clean and free from the accumulation of decaying substances.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Burglars entered Grotjan's Drug Store and secured $28 in cash and a revolver.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Robert Mitchell and Edward Guyer left yesterday for Long Lake Lodge, Maine, to spend the summer. From camp Mr. Mitchell goes to Williams College and Mr. Guyer goes to Hills School.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Mississippi Valley Fair Assn. has added $50 in gold to the list of gifts to be presented at the public wedding which will be an event of the fair on the closing night.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Lightning which struck Lincoln's Tomb Wednesday night caused damage estimated at $15,000 to $20,000. The bolt hit about 20 feet from the top of the 117-foot pillar and showered granite fragments in a 100-yard area.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Jacalyn Harden, Milan, an Alleman High School student, was one of 17 Illinois students to attend a ''college credit in escrow'' program at Illinois State University July 26-31. High school administrators were invited to nominate outstanding students for the course, which was centered on the life and times of Adlai E. Stevenson.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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