Day in history for April 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island as a manufacturing and commercial city is rapidly becoming known to outsiders, and people from abroad begin to cast their eyes towards us as the depot for the wholesale supplies.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Word was received here that Judge J.W. Drury, a former Rock Island resident, married Miss S.E. Garvin of Buffalo in St. Augustine, Fla.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. D.L. McNary, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, is to resign his charge at the end of this year.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The clatter of hammers sounded on the banks of the Mississippi River this morning as workmen began the erection of temporary office and shop buildings on the site of the $1,326,000 Rock Island locks project.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Al Szasz copped two of three falls Saturday night to defeat Mr. and Mrs. Mario DeZousa in the first husband-wife wrestling show ever presented at Moline's Wharton Fieldhouse. In the semi-windup Bill Melby defeated Iron Mike DiBiase when the latter was disqualified.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Mill Creek Country Club will host Frank Krone Day Tuesday to honor the veteran Quad-City referee. Krone has officiated sports in the area for the last 26 years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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