Day in history for August 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. J. Keefer has shown us a specimen of his painting. Mr. Keefer is a fine artist and one of the best sign and ornamental painters in this region.

1881 -- 125 years ago
President Garfield has submitted to another operation. A relapse is feared.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Socialist Convention named candidates as follows: County judge, G.A. Gustaftson, Moline; county treasurer, E. Fechner, Moline; county clerk, L.E. Seever, Rock Island; sheriff, Charles Block, Rock Island; county superintendent of schools, J.N. Hardy, Moline.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The annual reunion of the Sixth Illinois Infantry of the Spanish-American War and Women's Auxilliary will be held Monday and Tuesday in Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mary Louise Marshall, one of the best known radio and television personalities in this area, is retiring tomorrow from her regular schedule of director of women's activities at station WOC. She has been associated with Station WOC since 1936.

1981 -- 25 years ago
What has two wheels and costs $1,500? Would you believe a bicycle built for a racer? Moline's Todd Windeknecht has such a bike and will be racing it today in an attempt to qualify for the United States national team in action in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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