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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