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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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