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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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