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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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