Day in history for August 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Hakes and Riggs have recently purchased one of the stores in Palace Row for their jewelry establishment.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Schidler's slaughterhouse burned last night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Misses Naomi and Catherine Davenport, granddaughters of the late Co. George Davenport, contributed $2,000 to the fund being raised to restore the Davenport homestead on the island of Rock Island.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The hunting season in western and northern Illinois will open tomorrow with removal of the restrictions protecting doves and squirrels.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Esther Strandberg, Moline cafeteria court clerk, has heard most of the reasons how and why motorists get tickets for parking meter and other violations, but she admitted this morning she heard the one that tops them all. ''I was so fascinated watching Officer 48 putting out so many tickets so fast that I didn't put any money in the meter and I got a ticket myself.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
A new Geneseo corporation plans to establish a nationwide mail-order network to sell pigskin clothes. It's Pigskin Parlour Limited, based in B's Boutique. PPL was established by Bob Henderson, Geneseo sales manager for Ferry-Morse Seed Co.; Dr. Loren Hofer, a Geneseo dentist, and their wives.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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