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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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