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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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