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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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