Day in history for September 11, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We learned that a man was arrested in this city Monday evening on a charge of having committed a murder in Hampton. Both were boat hands.

1881 -- 125 years ago
M.M. Sturgeon, county superintendent of schools, in his annual report said the total number of students was 17,462.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The old Sears Mill on the dam at the north side of the Rock Island Arsenal is being razed so as to permit the construction of the new Moline lock to continue.

1931 -- 75 years ago
With registration of students practically completed, Augustana College begins its 72nd year with an enrollment of 448, not including the Conservatory of Music or the Theological Seminary.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Bethany Home today became the second private agency in the Illinois section of the Quad-Cities and the third in the state outside the Chicago area to embark on a licensed child adoptive program as the venture was underwritten with an initial donation of $5,000 from the Moline Foundation.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A tip to lawmen Thursday afternoon led to what is believed to be the largest marijuana seizure ever in Henry County. A Florida man was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 80 east of Annawan and charged with possessing 759 pounds of cannabis.

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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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