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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