Day in history for September 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Monday evening information was obtained that persons in jail here, a considerable number, intended to break out that night and escape.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Capt. J.G. Wall, Muscatine diver, is engaged in laying the inlet pipe of the new waterworks system.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Miss Mary T. Brennan was hostess at a party given in honor of Miss Alice B. Kane, who is to be married this month. Twenty-four guests played hearts at the affair, a surprise on Miss Kane.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Chester Thompson said today the Rock Island Council of Girl Scouts has been given permission to occupy quarters on the second floor of the south wing of the Rock Island City Hall.

1956 -- 50 years ago
In this issue of The Argus, you are reading news and feature stories that have been set in the newspaper's new Corona type face. Corona, a product of the Mergenthaler Linotype Co., was designed to answer the growing demand for a clean, easy-to-read type which would print clearly under high press speeds.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Between 1,500 and 2,000 International Harvester white collar employees will be dismissed as the company implements its corporate restructuring. IH spokesman Bill Colwell said the firings will occur between now and Oct. 31.

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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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