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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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