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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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