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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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