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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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