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: 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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