Day in history for August 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Buchanan Club will meet tonight at their headquarters in Charles Buford's block. It is hoped that all friends of Buchanan will make a point of attending the regular meetings.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Gilpin Moore is about to construct a $3,500 home on the avenue.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Old Settlers Assn. will meet at the Watch Tower next Thursday the occasion being the 41st annual reunion. Fernando Jones will deliver the principal address.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Burglars obtained a large quantity of foodstuffs from the refrigerator at Schuab's Restaurant, 1810 3rd Ave., Rock Island, last night, but in making a hurried departure left a 5-gallon container of ice cream standing on a gas range near the back door of the building.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The object of a seven-month search for a bust of P.L. Cable, missing from an alcove at Cable Hall, Augustana College, ended successfully today. Frank Neels, Route 1, Moline, noticed what he thought was the head of a man in the water as he fished in the Rock River near Black Hawk State Park.

1981 -- 25 years ago
John Keane of Moline and Carter LeBeau of Davenport are back after completing a 58-day, 3,200-mile bicycle trip across the United States. They started in Newport, Ore., and ended in Washington, D.C.

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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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