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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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