Day in history for August 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
On Monday last, as George Parent and B. Hawley were riding in a buggy near Moline, they suddenly turned to avoid running over a child, and came in contact with a wagon team, upsetting their carriage.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Buffalo Bill combination troupe were photographed at the Watch Tower Saturday afternoon.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Albert Huber has been elected secretary of the Rock Island Retail Merchants' Association.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Manager J.F. Barrett of the Rock Island office of the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. announces that directors of the company have approved the expenditure of $52,000 for the repair and reconstruction of certain sections of the lines between this city and Galesburg.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Seven teenage Rock Island youths face closer parental supervision after being caught ''wet handed'' in Rock Island's swimming pool in Long View Park after the closing hour Monday night.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Ruth and Hugh Downs came to Tampico today. They came to the town where Ruth grew up and Hugh asked for her hand in marriage. They came to town with an ABC ''20/20'' news magazine film crew to contribute a little more notoriety to the village that has basked in the attention that surrounds a presidential birthplace.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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