Day in history for August 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
It will no doubt be a source of pleasure to the ladies of this place and vicinity to know that Mr. Moss has opened a new dry goods and fancy store. We apprehend that his clerks will be ''kept moving some.''

1881 -- 125 years ago
E.D. Sweeney and family, William Jackson and family and Miss Lucy Henderson are summering at the seashore.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At the Republican County Convention A.H. Kohler was elected chairman of the County Central Committee.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A young bird, believed to be an owl or chicken hawk with a wing spread of 17 inches, was captured when it flew in through an open window at the H.B. Glover Company, garment manufacturers, 2416 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Lt. Carl O. Swanson, 61, is the only present member of Rock Island's Fire Department who served on the force when horses were still in use.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Quad-City nightowls will be able to watch television into the wee hours of the morning when a Moline station begins broadcasting 24 hours a day this fall. ABC affiliate WQAD already broadcasts all night Friday, and it will expand its 24-hour programming throughout the week ''probably by mid-October,'' Steve Israel, director of programming, said this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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