Day in history for August 5, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- A new post office has been established in Mercer County, near Farlo's Grove, called Viola, and J.F. Sheldon, Esq., has been appointed postmaster.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Justice David Hawes was appointed deputy coroner.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- George Strohle returned from a three-week trip to Denver.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Moline officers in squad cars hurried to 2218 6th Ave. last night when an alarmed resident notified police headquarters that a man was prowling around with a flashlight, indicating a burglary might be in the offing. They prepared for the capture and surrounded the man only to discover that he was a fisherman hunting dew worms.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Bottles everywhere, but not a drop to drink. That's what confronted thieves who broke into a railroad car on a siding at the Ziffren Sales Agency, 122 3rd Ave., Moline, last night. They forced the seal only to be met with a view of an almost endless pile of beer cases, every last one of them empty.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- An appealing apple pie baked by Lori Mullen, Orion, was selected as the best pie of 20 entries in the pie baking contest at the Henry County Fair. Later, the prize-winning pie was auctioned for $110 to the State Bank of Orion for the benefit of Winning Wheels, Inc., Prophetstown.
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