Day in history for August 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A fine gold pen and pencil were lost on Sunday, in or near the First Presbyterian Church. The findee will be liberally rewarded by leaving it at this office, where the owner can get it.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Tony Pastor Troupe will open the season at the Harper Theater here in three days.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County Picnic Assn. of the Modern Woodmen of America has decided to hold the annual picnic at Long View Park on Sept. 15.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Two unmasked men staged a holdup at the Como Hotel, 18th St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island, at 5:15 this morning, escaping with $130 after locking F.W. Dauffenbach, night clerk, and Frank N. Bailey, 1510 33rd St., Rock Island, night porter, in a room on the third floor.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Plans for the expansion of the home office of Royal Neighbors of America, 230-36 16th St., Rock Island, moved forward today following the firm's successful $201,500 bid last night for the present Rock Island Post Office Building.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Hundreds of fish died this week after a break in the Hennepin Canal caused its water levels to drop nearly 3 feet. People who live along the portion of the canal in Colona have been complaining about the fish kill and its resulting stench.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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