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: 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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