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: 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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