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: 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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