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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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